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Battery dead can not open hood to boost

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  • chapped99 Apr 05, 2009

    I have same car and same problem--have seen advice to locate red hood indicator in fuse panel. But cannot find it or anything close to resembling this in the fuse panel.

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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.

You need:

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.

Good Luck!

Posted on Jul 01, 2009

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Latch for hood and trunk seems frozen.
Took fuse panel off, no illustration or terminal to put charger on.
could not find latch in wheel well.
Is There another solution?

Posted on Mar 17, 2009

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On 1999-2006 911's, you remove the fuse panel - there is an hood sign and a red terminal that you can pull out from the fuse board. connect the red terminal to a battery charger or to jumper cables connected to another car and you can then get enough charge to open the hood. now if i only knew the code to turn the radio back on...

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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Buy a cigerette lighter trickle charger. That is what I did. Shouldn't take more than a few minutes before you have enough juice to turn off alarm which will allow you to pop the trunk. Then you can access the battery to give it a proper jump or charge. Hope this helps.

Posted on Aug 26, 2010

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If i remember rightly there is an emergry cable fitted behind the wheel arch area n/s i think locate cable and pull will open bonnent hope this helps . cable looks like a bike brake cable

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

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Use jumper cables. In the fuse box (interior of the car near the pedals to the left) is a booklet with instructions. You need to slide out one of the "fuses" (it's not a fuse, but a red thing that you pull out) and connect the positive terminal of a jumper cable to it. The negative goes connected to the door latch (on the car, not door). Connect the other end to a running car's battery or a charger and you can use the regular button to open the hood and access the baterry compartment from there.

Posted on Aug 29, 2010

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Do you have an owners Manual, it may have refferance to this type of problem, should it ever ocure.Also for in the future it might be a good idea to purchase a repair manual, Haynes or Chiltons are both very good repair manuals for the do it yourselfers, @ most Automotive Parts Stores cary them. However I would locate the starter on the vehicle and connect a jumper cable to the starter ( this would be the Red Positive cabls ) where the battery cable connects to the starter and the ground cable to a good grounding spot near by. Connect the other two cable leads to the battery you intend to put in the vehicle to replace the old one and this should get you into the trunk. Make sure when you hook the cable clamp to the positive termanel on the starter you do not come in contact with any other exposed wire terminals. Good Luck and Happy New Year. From Ernie @ RedDeer, Alberta, Canada.

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