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Battery dead; cannot open hood

Folks,
I have a 99 boxster which I have let the battery run down. I can manually open the door, but the hood and trunk locking mechanism will not allow me to open the hood and get to the battery. Help...Thanks

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  • rob986shop Aug 31, 2008

    Chadcrane,

    I was able to give it a charge through the cigarette lighter using a jump starter. This was enough to get the hood to release to gain access to the battery. Thanks for your help!!!



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  • rocketdoker Mar 13, 2009

    so what do you do if the cigarette lighter charger does not work???

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    How do I do a charge through the Cigarette Lighter?

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    dead battery 2003 boxster cannot open hood without power?

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    Can't open the doors

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    Cnt open hood to get to battery. Have no red positive terminal to hook up battery charger. What to do

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    Can't open hood. No red positive terminal, latch does not release. what to do???

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    my locks are broken and the battery is dead how do I open my hood from outside

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If the cigarette lighter is an unswitched power point you could use it as a location to put a very small charge, just enough to get the hood release solenoid to activate. Years ago there was a device that was a male cigarette lighter power point at both ends and enough cable to go from car to car. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DO ANYTHING ELSE EXCEPT OPEN HOOD, DO NOT TURN KEY TO RUN OR ATTEMPT TO START. ANYTHING COULD RESULT. MINOR OR MAJOR. THERE IS A COMPUTER MEMORY SAVER THAT MATES A 9 VOLT TO A MALE CIGARETTE LIGHTER PLUG THIS MAY NOT BE ENOUGH TO RELEASE HOOD BUT MAYBE WITH A 12 VOLT FLASHLIGHT BATTERY (2 6 VOLT BATTERIES) WOULD WORK TO OPEN THE HOOD. (TURN EVERYTHING OFF EVEN DOME LIGHT.)

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You can get a battery booster that plugs in the Cigarette lighter socket.
Let it charge for 10 minutes and open the hood or trunk to get to battery.
It works as long as lighter socket fuse is Ok. Good Luck.

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