Question about 1999 Porsche Boxster
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
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.)
Posted on Aug 23, 2008
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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