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ireid
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:00 pm    Post subject: Help! Locked out Reply with quote

My car is an early 997 C2.

The battery is completely flat and there must also be a (perhaps related?) problem with the central locking because the door will not open even physically using the key. The OPC are saying there is no emergency front bonnet release on the 997 (to let me get in and charge the battery) and they will have to break a window to get in.

Can anybody suggest an alternative? Please!!
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doesn't sound correct to me. Try another OPC for advice or do a search on here/Rennlist to see if someone else has had a similar problem.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're not a burglar looking for tips on how to steal Porsche' are you Question

If not, try ringing the AA/RAC etc if you're a member they may be able to help
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a similar issue with my X5, call the AA or RAC, they get into it in about 5 mins by using a plastic wedge, inflatable device and some wire. Seeing it done makes you realise just how easy it is to get into a modern car without damaging it.
 
  
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neil_c
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I expect there will be an emergency release wire.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 997 is still fitted with two (front/rear) emergency release wires.

Behind passenger side font (wheel arch liner) and tucked up behind rear PU.

See here for 996 discussion:

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=56267

And attached below, 997 ver:
 



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks for the replies guys. And no I'm not a car thief, just a troubled owner!
 
  
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