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Dead Battery Car has a dead battery and I can't get into the trunk- even with the key, so how do i jump start the car?

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  • lhbbgb Jun 18, 2008

    The trunk lock is "electronic" even with the key- so dead battery renders it useless

  • lhbbgb Jun 18, 2008

    Thanks Lee- but the battery is in the trunk- thus the problem....

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    i got to get a jump for my car to start up the battery keep ging dead even when i get the jump i can turn the car off then come back 20min later an it will not start

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Hi, use your black key to access the boot
i know you've tried, but a common problem in the jag is moisture getting in the boot lock,
try spraying some lube into the lock,
i know it can be frustrating but unfortunately its just the setup
just a hint for future reference try to use your key 1 in 5 times that you access the boot this should keep the lock free
if you need further assistance let me know

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Are you able to open the back seat? as in it should be able to pull down and give you access to the trunk.


If not Most of the time, cars that have batteries in remote locations like under the rear seat (Audi) or in the trunk (Mercedes, BMW Jaguar) there is a jump wire in the engine compartment. Your owner's manual Always will indicate where the terminal(s) is/are. Open the hood and attach a jump wire from another car to the specified terminals and then you can open the trunk as you usually do. Most service centers should know to do this automatically if there changing the batteries give me a moment and i will see if i can find the factory diagram for you.

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    Nathan Ayers Jun 18, 2008

    On the top left side
    of firewall you will see a positive pole attach the red jumper cable to this and use any part of body metal as a negative. then you can pop your trunk to change the battery. Also id make sure the alternator is fine. But if it just sat for a little while and it died it's probably just needing a good charge


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    Nathan Ayers Jun 18, 2008

    im assuming you know how to jump a vehicle so i wont waste time with that. But on the upper left side of the firewall it will have a + indicator on/near a freestanding pole.


    im trying to find a picture or diagram exactly but thats what i could find in the Chiltons manual. give me a moment and i might be able to find you a picture.

    thanks,

    Nathan



  • Nathan Ayers
    Nathan Ayers Jun 18, 2008

    Are you able to locate the Positive Terminal Bolt mount on the right side
    top of the engine compartment. attach a jumper box and the remote
    should work, also depending on the year model and if you paid for it. there is a key hole either
    hidden in the xj6/8 trunk emblem or under the chrome jaguar
    emblem on the trunk lid above the license plate pointing up. It should now be open...


    let me know if you cant find the positive terminal bolt mount in the engine compartment.

    Thanks,
    Nate


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You need to connect a jump start cable to battery terminal and if possible get another car battery connected to jump start cable and start car which will activate the locking system..................
these are steps to jump start:

Park the booster vehicle close to the one that needs to be jumped, but not so close that the vehicles are touching in any way. You'll want to use a good set of jumper cables with thick wire and clean clamps. As you are hooking up the jumper cables, make sure they don't dangle into either engine compartment where they could get caught on moving parts (belts, fan, etc.). Turn off the ignition of both vehicles, set the parking brakes, and make sure that they are in either "Park" or "Neutral" depending on whether the vehicles have an automatic or manual transmission. Also, turn off all accessories like lights, radio and, if the vehicles are in a safe area, the hazard flashers.
Step Two
Begin the process by clamping one of the positive jumper cable ends (red) to the positive battery terminal (labeled with a "+" on the battery) of the dead vehicle. Be sure the connection is strong with the clamp securely "biting" onto the battery terminal.

Step Three
Connect the other end of the positive cable (red) to the positive battery terminal on the booster vehicle (again, confirm that a "+" is next to the battery terminal). If the terminals are corroded on either vehicle, you may have to scrape them with an abrasive such as steel wool to achieve a solid connection.

Step Four
Connect the negative cable end (black) to the negative battery terminal on the booster car (marked with a "-"). Finally, attach the other end of the negative cable to an unpainted metal surface on the engine of the dead car. Find an unpainted bolt or bracket that is as far from the dead battery as possible. This will provide a solid ground while further reducing the possibility of igniting any hydrogen gas. Step Five
Make a final check to confirm that the jumper cables are not near any moving engine parts, and start the booster car. Let it idle for several minutes, depending on the state of the dead battery. If the dead battery is new and was drained by the lights being left on an extended period of time, it will probably start immediately. If it is an old battery or it has sat for a long time (more than a month) it will probably take awhile to charge it sufficently.
Step Six
Start the dead vehicle and let the two vehicles idle for a few minutes. If the dead vehicle refuses to start, don't keep trying or you might damage the starter. If there is the possibility of additional problems, like a lack of fuel, don't continue trying to start the dead vehicle until the other problem(s) are solved.
Step Seven
Once the dead vehicle is started and running smoothly, disconnect the jumper cables in the reverse order that they were connected. As you disconnect them, be careful not to let the dangling cables fall into the engine compartments or touch each other. Step Eight
Drive the revived car to somewhere safe and secure before shutting off the engine. Depending on the battery's condition, it might need to be jumped the next time it is started. To properly charge the battery, attach it to a certified battery charger and leave it connected for at least 12 hours. You can also take it to an automotive repair shop for complete charging. Driving the car for an extended period can also charge the battery, but this should be done only if the other two options aren't available. A vehicle's alternator is primarily designed to maintain a battery, not charge it from a complete drain.

Posted on Jun 18, 2008

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    Anand Kumar Jun 19, 2008

    Please click here:


    Wire a cigarette lighter plug to a 12 volt battery and plug it in to
    your car to power it up enough to get the trunk open. If your cigarette
    lighter is no good then you will have to hard wire the 12 v source to
    the 'batt' pin on your fuse block and ground it to the body on the
    other post of your donor source then open the trunk!


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All you need to do is have some jumper cables and hook up each end to the corresponding colors. You run the other car to charge the dead battery. After a short time you will have enough juice to unlock the trunk. The other thing you can do is purchase a battery charger from anywhere 30$-100$. This will charge it much faster and won't require another vehicle
Thanks,
Lee

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    Lee A. Jun 18, 2008

    Have you tried my solution very simple and easy. I believe you will find it will complete your task.

    Thanks and if you have anything further I could *** please ask.

    Thanks
    Lee

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    Lee A. Jun 18, 2008

    I see sorry about that didn't see that mentioned anywhere

  • Lee A.
    Lee A. Jun 18, 2008


    there is a power port under the hood to attach a charger or jumper cables to power the car to get the trunk open. If you need help finding this please let me know,.
    Thanks,
    Lee

  • Lee A.
    Lee A. Jun 18, 2008

    Yes that is why I am telling you to go under the hood. It should not be hard to find the thing I am describing. If you need further assistance please ask.

    Thanks,
    Lee

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    Lee A. Jun 18, 2008

    I believe you should find this solution more then helpful. I do not see the need for a hasty Thanks for trying. Between what me and midwest have posted there is more then enough to go on, but as always I will be here to assist you further.

    Thanks,

    Lee

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    Lee A. Jun 19, 2008

    Still waiting to hear from you thanks,
    Lee


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What you do is connect another good battery in parallel with the present dead battery..
+ve with +ve terminal and
-ve with -ve terminal

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Try plug in 12v to cigarete lighter socket

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You will need to get to the battery inorder to do this. If you can't, because the lock is not functioning, you will need to call a locksmith and have the lock replaced. Do this properly, if you don't you could cause more damage than just a dead battery.

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    Ryan Rogers Jun 18, 2008

    Here this will get your trunk open:

    Go to electrical accessories supply sockets on left fender well beside small fuse box or on firewall beside hood latch on each side pull off rubber boot for access hook up positive jumper cable and find a ground for negative cable only leave hooked up for a few seconds to pop trunk push trunk button and remove cables

  • Ryan Rogers
    Ryan Rogers Jun 18, 2008

    The acessories supply socket is on the fenderwell under the hood. You can open the hood without power. Folow the directions I gave you and you will be able to open you trunk with jumper cables and another car or battery.

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    Ryan Rogers Jun 18, 2008

    pg 98 of vehicle care book

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