Battery is completely dead on my 2000 Porsche 911 C4
Car is stored, battery is positioned under the hood. Battery is completely dead. Hood release will not open hood with battery dead. There is a red release handle under the hood which I can apparently pull and hood should open. However this had been unsuccessful. Unless I am doing something wrong. So I can not access the battery for replacement. Further I tried a low amperage charger through the lighter to give me enough juice to unlatch the hood, and this did not work either. I would appreciate any help you might be able to offer.
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Use jumper cables. In the fuse box (interior of the car near the pedals to the left) is a booklet with instructions. You need to slide out one of the "fuses" (it's not a fuse, but a red thing that you pull out) and connect the positive terminal of a jumper cable to it. The negative goes connected to the door latch (on the car, not door). Connect the other end to a running car's battery or a charger and you can use the regular button to open the hood and access the baterry compartment from there.
On the 996 and 997 there is a panel on the drivers side footwell that has a fuse panel and exposes a red positive terminal that pulls out slightly. You can connect the positive lead from a battery or charger to this terminal and the negative lead to a convenient ground spot like the door catch.
I removed the battery for the winter from my 996 and went through this process in the Spring when I realized my mistake.
open the fuse box in the foot well should be redpillar that can pull towards you will have a pic of a car on it.connect one live to this earth to door latch and now can pop hood.there is also a button by fuse box to close open rear spoiler.
The cheapest way to get around this and get enough voltage into the system to open the hood is to purchase a cigarette lighter extension (about 3 feet) and cut off the female plug on the end. Strip the 2 wires back a few inches and attach one to the positive and the other to the negative on a set of jumper cables. Attach the other end of the negative jumper to a battery. With the keyless entry in hand, touch the positive cable to the positive terminal on the battery and press the unlock button until you hear the car doors click. Once it clicks, you should be able to use the hood latch to gain access to the battery.
its under the hood.....in the front. if you can get it open its there, if not there are jumper poles in the rear engine bay.
Also a metal bar you can jump in the fuse box to give you enough electric to open the front hood....
If all else fails goto local porsche dealer and get them to explain how to operate the emergency cable release in either the driver or passenger side front wheel well. they get this all the time they wont be shocked...