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I locked my 97 Boxter with the key (the battery is dead on keys auto lock system) when I came back on unlocked the door with the key but car wouldn't start and I could not pop either trunk ...I had to have the car towed back to my house ..The driver said to try the car again and it started but I still can't lift handles (interior) that pop trunks ...any suggestions???

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SOURCE: 2004 endeavor trunk

Today is your lucky day. Get inside of your vehicle to open the lift gate and then open the glass from the inside as well . From the outside of the vehicle with the gate down and the glass open you will see the cover on the glass held in place by two screws. Remove this cover to expose the micro switch for the glass opening handle. You will see a small white connector and with a little patience you can remove this connector. If the glass switch is bad your hatch will now open and your glass should close without having to lock the locks. The switch is a dealer item and goes for around $50 and a bit more dissassembly of window to replace switch/Handle. Happened to me and cost 100 just for them to tell me what was wrong. I used a stick to poke the safty latch for almost two yrs

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SOURCE: 2002 porches boxter -dead battery

It's freezing everywhere today!  I don't know if you can access it, but the positive side of the battery is normally connected to the starter or the solenoid terminal sometimes locate atop the starter.
You can also charge, but not jump, your battery via the cigarette lighter. I wouldn't go over 4-5 amps charge current in case the circuit is fused.  

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SOURCE: My key fob remote will not unlock car doors but will start car

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SOURCE: trunk/hatch will not open. handle seems loose.

2000 ford explorer back hatch handle loose door locked The linkage on the back hatch came unfastened and the handle was loose. Ford uses plastic fastener clips over perfectly good threads to hold this together. The outdoor plastic handle is only conected to the car with two aluminum ribets. One was already missing on mine. But if you just want to open the door, you can rip the handle off and pull it out. hopefully you won't crack the plastic. You can see the linkage screw hanging as you look up through the left hole. Grab it with a plyers and apply a steady force down. This will open the hatch. I just rigged up a different handle and put a nut on the treads to hold it together. This can all be done without tearing appart the interier and may only take 20 minutes. I used a rope and handle from the garage opener, a medium size washer and a nut. First make a small loop, with a small hole to slide over the linkage screw, then the washer, then the nut. Slide the other end of rope through the handle, move the handle very close to the vehicle and tie the not close. Trim the rope and wala ... the hatch works. Or you can pay $300.00+ to have it fixed with the clip.

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SOURCE: The trunk lifts/trunk struts on my 2001 Yukon have failed.

they should when you purchase them let hem know you need both left and right but i believe they are the same as you should be able to turn the rod itself .

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