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Battery is completely dead on my 2000 Porsche 911 C4

My Porsche 2001 911 was in storage for the winter. The battery is dead and I can't open the hood to charge the battery. I cannot open the fuse panel. The fuse panel button is also electric. I see something red above the fuse panel. Someone told me to pull this out and attach the red clip for a charger to this and the black clip to the door hinge, but this red thing does not pull out. I have tried to pull it out with pliers. I can put my hand under the dash and feel wires coming off of this but nothing metal which I could attach a charger clip to. Someone else said ther is a manual release in the wheel well. I have looked with a flashlight and I don't find anything. Any suggestions?

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on this car you will have to use a batt connected thru the fuse panle you will need to power the side of the panle with the hood fuse then all you will need to do is open the hood

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These cars are funky and this is normal...gauges on all of the earlier cars are for general reference...checking the oil level manually while the car is running and warmed up is the most proper way to do this...generally speaking, your pressure should drop as the car warms up, but still reach 5 bar on full accelleration (928's have the same gauge). The oil level gauge will actually increase as the car warms up...the difference can be dramatic.

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