Question about 2004 Porsche Boxster
1999 porsche baxter the battery is dead cannot open the hood
Contact the dealer - there has to be a way - what do they do when they have a dead battery and have to get into the engine compartment? Check Google out for the problem?
Posted on Apr 01, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: HOOD RELEASE
try getting another person to push hood down whilst you pull the release lever if this does not work locate cable behind puller handle and use pliers to pull just a little more then when opened be sure to adjust cable a little tighter
Posted on Nov 09, 2008
Reach over the drivers side front tire in wheel well. Reach around trim in upper wheel well to find a cable, running front to back, pull toward you and it should release the front hood. Previous owner showed me this emergency release in case battery goes dead and I have recently had to use it myself on my 1998 Boxster.
Posted on Nov 29, 2008
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
Posted on Mar 15, 2009
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
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
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