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Old 11-02-2013, 02:30 AM   #1
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Unhappy English RHD 1998-bonnet release flat battery

Hi all,
As it says, 1998 boxster 2.5
Battery flat and can't get in bonnet.
There is no red flag in the fuse box and I can't find the said pull wire plus I can't get my wheel off.
Tried a cigar lighter lead -just doesn't work.
Any clues- really concerned, longer I leave battery then closer I get to a replacement!
Plus, I want to drive my Boxster!

Many thanks

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Old 11-02-2013, 04:29 AM   #2
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With my 2000 S, I've used a Jump 'N Carry battery jumper with a cigarette lighter lead, and it's powered up everything including the frunk release... so I'm confused as to why your cigarette lighter lead didn't work. I'm sure someone else will comment. Good luck!
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:15 AM   #3
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How come you cannot get the wheel off?
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:54 AM   #4
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You may be lucky. If you can not find the cable to release the front trunk where it should be in the wheel well it may have been relocated to the tow plug on the front bumper by a previous owner. Carefully pry the round plug off and see if there is a cable located in there. If so pull on it to release the trunk. It's worth checking to see if a previous owner performed that hack. If not do a search on this site for front trunk or frunk release. There are threads detailing access via the release mechanism by the drivers seat on the door sill. You have to disassemble that to energize the relay that lifting the latch accomplishes when there is voltage from the battery. Also you may be able to remove the lighter access the wires on its plug and energize the electrical circuits that way.The normal frunk release is electrical . The backup system is mechanical.

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bonnet release , flat batter , no red flag

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