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Old 01-31-2016, 04:16 PM   #1
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Cannot open front trunk if my life depended on it(dead battery)

05 987 and battery went flat now I cannot open the trunk. Key is now stuck in the ignition. What a STUPID DESIGN??!!

I cant turn the wheel to get better access at the cable pull in front left wheel well. So I have managed to make do with wheel in place. Cant take wheel off because it has a wheel lock which of course is stuck in the front trunk with spare tire.

I am pulling on this cable with all my might. With pliers without pliers and it pulls some but does NOT open the hood. What gives?
I sure do miss the manual trunk cables of the early 986 generation
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Old 01-31-2016, 04:31 PM   #2
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Got it!.......
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Old 02-06-2016, 11:54 AM   #3
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Best advice I got from the forum was for the same issue. Dead battery and can't get to cable The RadioShack cigarette lighter w terminals. Run wires to another car battery, plug into lighter socket and it provided enough juice to pop the lock.
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Old 08-23-2018, 09:33 PM   #4
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How did you eventually get the front trunk open. My switch nor emergency cable are working.
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Old 08-24-2018, 11:13 AM   #5
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Is your battery dead? Have you tried running a charger to the cigarette lighter socket? Before I figured out the cigarette lighter charger I had to remove the trim in front of the passenger front wheel and pull the cable. That's not working?
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Old 09-04-2018, 04:56 AM   #6
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How did you eventually get the front trunk open. My switch nor emergency cable are working.
2002 Boxster S
My emergency release was disconnected because of the rubber grommet breaking (it holds the cable end on to the release lever). I was also having immobilizer issues, so I actually loosened up the bumper cover everywhere I could (except for under the hood of course) and go in far enough to release the lever with a blade screwdriver. It's as annoying as it sounds. You have to get it up between the lever and what it's hooked on to. If I had realized I needed to replace the immobilizer anyway, I would have waited to do that, but I didn't know enough at the time.
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Old 09-28-2018, 10:46 PM   #7
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Thanks ,Harrg67. I'll try bumper removal next.
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