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  • Pmcmullen1 Jul 03, 2008

    I have a 1997 XJ6 Auto Exec. The battery is as flat as the preverbal pancake. How can I open the boot, given that I cannot use the key fob as the auto unlock will not operate. Have tried the key in the boot keyhole but that also does not help. Any suggestions? - Cheers in anticipation.


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Hi, Is your car an x308 ( V8 ? )I had the same problem with my 1998 X308 , when I tried to unlock the boot with the key ,I could hear that there was something loose ,as if a connecting rod had come loose which joins the lock to the place where your key fits - ( it had !1 ).

On my car there was a hole drilled under the rear numberplate which allowed me to slide a thin bladed screwdriver into the hole and manually release the lock.This may have been done by the previous owner or it may be a factory drilling.

If you are stiil trying to open the boot,please drop me an email to and I can either send you a photo of where the hole was drilled or I can give you the exact measurements where it is.

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