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How do I get my Porsche BoxterS bonnet open with a flat battery

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I used a cigarette lighter (male plugs on both sides). Connect to your car and another car. Wait a while. When the battery is charged a little, the front bonnet will open. You will need to recode your radio (http://www.a2dvoices.com/realitycheck/porsche/).

Some years also have a power post the pulls out by the fuse box.

Posted on Apr 09, 2010

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