Question about 1999 Porsche 911 Carrera
Cannot.open front hatch due to dead battery
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The 1999 doesn't have the red connector in the fuse box. That method isn't possible.
But I had the same problem and fixed it. This will sound weird, but trust me, it works.
1) A paint stir stick.
2) A coat hanger straightened out with one end bent into a small "j" hook.
3) A flashlight.
There is a loop of cable that goes from the engine compartment latch to an area underneath the left rear tail light. Pulling on this cable will open the engine compartment.
To open the engine compartment, you need to:
1) Use the paint stir stick to gently pry up the left rear tail light slightly. Don't pry it up too much and break anything: just pry it up a little so that a small gap opens up between the bottom of the tail light and the car body.
2) Shine the flashlight into the gap and look for a small, thin stainless steel cable. Use the "j" hook end of the coat hanger to pull the cable out from under the tail light.
3) Once the cable has been pulled out enough so that you can grasp it with your fingers, give it a sharp tug. This will pop open the latch to the engine compartment. Now you can jump the battery and start the car.
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
You have a fuse box on the drive side next to your clutch petal, pull that cover off.
I have load a picture so you can connect a 12 volt battery, so you can pop the hood. this is how you can bypass the system
Let me know if this help you.
Posted on Sep 28, 2009
The cheapest way to get around this and get enough voltage into the system to open the hood is to purchase a cigarette lighter extension (about 3 feet) and cut off the female plug on the end. Strip the 2 wires back a few inches and attach one to the positive and the other to the negative on a set of jumper cables. Attach the other end of the negative jumper to a battery. With the keyless entry in hand, touch the positive cable to the positive terminal on the battery and press the unlock button until you hear the car doors click. Once it clicks, you should be able to use the hood latch to gain access to the battery.
Posted on Oct 05, 2009
On the 996 and 997 there is a panel on the drivers side footwell that has a fuse panel and exposes a red positive terminal that pulls out slightly. You can connect the positive lead from a battery or charger to this terminal and the negative lead to a convenient ground spot like the door catch.
I removed the battery for the winter from my 996 and went through this process in the Spring when I realized my mistake.
Posted on Oct 20, 2009
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