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Old July 10th, 2010, 02:01 PM   #1
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Releasing the front hood

The battery on my Yr 2000 Boxster has gone flat. When I unlock the car, the alarm goes off and the front hood release is deadlocked at the handle release inside the car. The battery is too flat for the electric locking to work but just enough for the alarm! I've tried taking the fuses out of the alarm circuit but the alarm then goes off again. So does anyone know how to release the front hood? I've thought of leaving the headlights on to drain the battery right down but I'm not sure if that will release the solenoids deadlocking the release handle. Be grateful if you have any suggestions on releasing the hood. Thanks John
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Old July 10th, 2010, 03:37 PM   #2
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Old July 10th, 2010, 05:10 PM   #3
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I don't know if the 2000's are the same as the '99 but if so on the passenger side front wheel well you remove the plastic panel in the wheel well and you'll find a cable for manual operation to open the front hood. It is really a pain to get to because you may have to remove the tire. The trick thing to do is to remove the front passenger side headlight and re route the cable so it is behind the towing plug in the front. That way you just pull the plug then pull the cable and you're open.
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Old July 11th, 2010, 04:45 AM   #4
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Smile Sucess: hood unlocked

Guys thanks for the quick replies. And Vitamin C thanks for the 5 different options! I used the one where you wire into the C3 fuse holder as I had a new fully charged battery on hand to replace the old one. It took about 15 mins so much faster than the other methods of trying to find that damn elusive release wire.
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Old July 11th, 2010, 07:43 AM   #5
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that's good that you had it opened coz' the last time I had that problem, we had to go thru this route to get this open:
that's toolman..opening up my front trunk.


and it worked...hahahahaha
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Old July 11th, 2010, 07:50 AM   #6
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Guys thanks for the quick replies. And Vitamin C thanks for the 5 different options! I used the one where you wire into the C3 fuse holder as I had a new fully charged battery on hand to replace the old one. It took about 15 mins so much faster than the other methods of trying to find that damn elusive release wire.
Re route it as suggested and it will no longer be elusive.
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Old February 28th, 2022, 09:12 PM   #7
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I used the one where you wire into the C3 fuse holder as I had a new fully charged battery on hand to replace the old one.
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