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Old 10-23-2016, 02:34 PM   #1
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Red face Help! Disconnected battery, closed hood - jumper method doesn't work!

Hey all, I did something stoopid...
I disconnected my battery before pulling the wiring harness of my passenger seat, and then closed the hood.
A quick google search found the method of attaching a jumper to the "hood-release terminal" in the fuse box. When I did this, it did release the steering wheel lock, however I still could not release the hood. My suspicion is that this isn't working because the battery is disconnected, as opposed to simply dead. Anybody know if this is the case?

I've also seen reference to the cable-release in the front driver's side wheel well, which you need to take the wheel off to access...
... and of course you need the tool kit to get the wheel off...
... which is in the trunk.

Is there something I'm missing here?

Thanks for any ideas.
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Old 10-23-2016, 02:49 PM   #2
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The cable is in behind the passenger (right side) headlight.
If you can turn the steering wheel, crank it all the way to the left and you should be able to get the liner pulled back enough.
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Old 10-23-2016, 02:50 PM   #3
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I canít answer you question about the battery being disconnected, but I recently ran my battery dead and had to use the fuse box method to open the frunk and I didnít think it was working at first because I didnít hold down on the release button long enough. Tried several times before realizing my error. I know this is an oversimplification but its what happened to me. Good Luck.
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[QUOTE=particlewave;514174]http://986forum.com/forums/general-discussions/61316-have-you-done-yet.html

Oooooooo...passenger side...I'll try that! I just got back in from cranking the wheel to look under the driver-side...
And yeah, re-routing that cable will be the at the top of the list after I fix this..
Thanks!

And MARTHA, I did try holding the release switch open for several seconds, thinking it might require that... nothing.

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Old 10-23-2016, 03:20 PM   #5
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[QUOTE=particlewave;514174]

When you say "be able to get the liner pulled back enough"... do I need to unscrew some or all of the torx head screws holding it in place?
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Old 10-23-2016, 03:29 PM   #6
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Old 10-23-2016, 03:34 PM   #7
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Cool, thx..
when you say passenger... I should mention this is a north-american car. I mention this because this video shows it the NA driver side...
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On base boxsters you can reach up through the bottom of the bumper and reach the release cable. That's if you have skinny enough arms.
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Old 10-23-2016, 04:18 PM   #9
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The hood is open

Thank you everyone for your replies! It turns out MARTHA's suggestion of holding the release switch longer was the ticket!

Happy driving all!
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Thanks everyone for your help! In the end it was MARTHA's suggestion of holding the release switch longer when using the 12V jumper method.

Happy Driving All!
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