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Old 07-07-2018, 04:36 PM   #21
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My battery is dead in my 2001 Boxster S and I don't know what to do because the hood release is electronic and the cable under the wheel well isn't there and it's about to rain.
Guys, Iím having the worst luck with this. Canít even get the ****************ing wheel off. Is there some trick aside from taking all five lug nuts off that I donít know about on this Boxster S?

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Cig lighter is not for starting the car, just for powering the lock.
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Old 07-07-2018, 04:41 PM   #23
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I donít even know what Iím looking for, am I getting warm?

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Old 07-07-2018, 04:55 PM   #24
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I have resorted to this https://ibb.co/gDLz2T
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Old 07-07-2018, 05:34 PM   #25
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It's behind the wheel well liner.
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Old 07-07-2018, 05:45 PM   #26
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Old 07-07-2018, 07:01 PM   #27
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Here's a way to open it if the battery is completely dead, but it requires taking out the driver's seat and disconnecting the immobilizer box.
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Thanks particlewave, that video did it and I'm in! Thanks to everyone else who helped me, this forum is an awesome community!
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That was a nightmare, but at least I finally got the windows rolled up.
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Between the headlight and front trunk well.
Maybe use a mirror to see if you can see it up in there?


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Old 07-12-2018, 11:01 AM   #31
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Cig lighter is not for starting the car, just for powering the lock.
This worked for me as well a couple of times on my '07 987 CS and also on a friends '07 911

I used 12V light that was already dead, cut the light portion off and applied 12V from an extra battery and managed to open the front trunk, since I was never able to find the emergency cable

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