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Old 03-16-2020, 06:27 AM   #1
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Battery DEAD

I've seen some posts, but I'm about the least mechanically inclined person you'll ever meet and I want to confirm what I've read.

My battery is dead dead in my 2002 Boxster (base). I'm unable to get the frunk or trunk open using the contact in the fuse box. Nothing happens when I power it except the alarm going off.

Am I correct that the only way to open the frunk in this instance is to follow these steps:

1. Buy a jack and jack the car up (jack conveniently locked in the frunk!).
2. Remove front passenger tire and wheel well cover
3. Find cable and manually release the frunk

Did I miss anything? Is there something that I can do that would be easier?

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Old 03-16-2020, 07:21 AM   #2
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Do a search for fuse panel charging and or cigarette lighter charging. Plenty of help there. If you have a manual, there will be detailis in there also.


Old 01-11-2007, 04:36 AM #2
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The battery is located in the front trunk area under a plastic cover behind the radio amp. It doesn't do much good for you to keep the jumper cables in the trunk because you need electric power to open the trunks, and if the battery is dead, then there's no point. However, there are workarounds.
1. There is a metal wire pull hidden behind the pass. side wheel well. You have to take the wheel well out to reach it though. Yank on that wire, and the front trunk will pop open.
2. On 01+ models, there is a connection point in the fuse box that you can connect an electric charge to that will pop the trunk.
3. You can attach a trickle charger to the cigarette lighter and wait until there is enough power in the battery to pop the trunk
4. You can buy one of those jump starters that work by connecting one end to another car's cigarette lighter, and the other end to your cigarette lighter. This is a very clean option, as you don't need to ask the owner of the other car to attach any wires to their battery, and you also don't need to open your trunk to get to the battery. I have one of these jumpers that I just keep in my speaker storage box that is behind seats. It's only like $20 dollars.
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Do a search for fuse panel charging and or cigarette lighter charging. Plenty of help there. If you have a manual, there will be detailis in there also.


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The battery is located in the front trunk area under a plastic cover behind the radio amp. It doesn't do much good for you to keep the jumper cables in the trunk because you need electric power to open the trunks, and if the battery is dead, then there's no point. However, there are workarounds.
1. There is a metal wire pull hidden behind the pass. side wheel well. You have to take the wheel well out to reach it though. Yank on that wire, and the front trunk will pop open.
2. On 01+ models, there is a connection point in the fuse box that you can connect an electric charge to that will pop the trunk.
3. You can attach a trickle charger to the cigarette lighter and wait until there is enough power in the battery to pop the trunk
4. You can buy one of those jump starters that work by connecting one end to another car's cigarette lighter, and the other end to your cigarette lighter. This is a very clean option, as you don't need to ask the owner of the other car to attach any wires to their battery, and you also don't need to open your trunk to get to the battery. I have one of these jumpers that I just keep in my speaker storage box that is behind seats. It's only like $20 dollars.
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Thanks! I just ordered a cigarette lighter charger. Figure I'll give that a try before I try my hand at locating that manual release!

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