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I have 2004 toyota landcruiser, the battery is dead and I cannot get in to open the bonnett/hood to jump start it. The key will not open the door either. Is there any way to open the hood from the outside?

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  • gerald white Sep 08, 2010

    hi, is the key type a battery / fob imobilizer type. you can turn the key in the lock

  • brianlooby Sep 08, 2010

    yes, the key also has remote central locking button but for some reason I cannot turn the key in the lock. It will turn clockwise 90 degrees but will not turn anticlockwise to unlock??!


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I am not sure this will work on a landcruiser. I have never worked on one. I had a friend who had a car with no door handles just electric latches. He left his lights on one day and could not get in. We jacked the car up, put stands under it, and hooked a booster pack to the starter and a good body ground. This supplied the car with enough power to open the doors so we could jump the thing and get the battery back up.

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  • gerald white Sep 09, 2010

    hi, thats the problem with car batteries these days they have to supply so much power for the car / truck. the modern car has too much electrical items. the starter motor takes 500 amp out to start with, then if the wippers are ON and the heater motor. start stop start stop. the battery suffers and may not recoop its charge


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Try hooking up a battery charger to the battery cable on the starter relay, and ground the negitive lead to the starter frame. After 5 or 10 minutes try to unlock the doors,with the keyless intry!

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