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Old 04-17-2013, 10:02 AM   #1
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Locked out of my Boxster


2010 2.9 Boxster - went to change the battery - closed the bonnet - got new battery - can't open bonnet or boot - I guess the releases by the drivers seat are electrical not mechanical - and need to open bonnet to get battery in.

Anyone know how to open the bonnet in this situation before I eat humble pie and ask my local dealership tomorrow??

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Old 04-17-2013, 10:14 AM   #2
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The good news is that you're not the first person to have done this.

Looks like you have 2 options: feed 12V power to the C3 fuse, or dig in your wheel well for the emergency release cable. Check out this thread for lots of details...

Good luck!
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:36 AM   #3
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It's not C3 on a 987, See post #5 from the owners manual:

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Old 04-17-2013, 10:43 AM   #4
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I see they moved the pull-out terminal. On my 986 it's on the bottom center (roughly) with a frunk icon.
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:16 AM   #5
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Here's a youtube video.


Hope this helps....good luck!!!!
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:27 AM   #6
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It could be worse....I took the battery out completely and went to Autozone. When I came back with the new battery, I realized that I had closed the frunk. DOH! I then had to undo the plastic in the wheel well to manually release the frunk. It DID work, but it was another hour I won't get back in my life.
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:18 PM   #7
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I have been successful now several times by putting 12 volts to the cigarette lighter with a jump box then turning off the alarm. Do not try and jump the car through the lighter just use it to give the alarm enough to be turned off.
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