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Peach
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2002 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 3:59 pm    Post subject: Emergency Unlocking of the Luggage/Engine Lid Reply with quote

Hello - I'm a newb here and already believe I am top contender for "galactic idiot of the year award"....

Despite reading all the battery threads on here upon changing the battery today I have successfully managed to lock the bonnet shut with the battery disconnected. Not only have I done this, but I have also locked the manual in the bonnet so I can't remember how to manually open the bonnet using another car's battery.

To add insult to injury the jump leads I bought yesterday are also in the bonnet meaning that I need to get some new ones again today to get into the swine!! I've only had the car 3 weeks as well - deep joy.

I would be seriously pleased if someone could dig out there manual and copy up instructions how I get the bonnet open using another battery please (or paste a link to where it is on the forum if already up!).

Cheers.
 
  
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cambsguy
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Joined: 04 May 2007
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Location: Peterborough

2012 Porsche 991 Carrera S

PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Peach

Just got back from hols and my battery was flat, very simple, locate the fuse box near throttle pedal, open cover and you will find a small red button with a bonnett symbol on it, pull that out about 1 cm and attach the live from another battery to it, then attach an earth to the door latch on the body of the car, manual says you should leave the keys in the door at this stage,, you should then be able to open your bonnett electronically

good luck
 
  
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c.afsar
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Joined: 08 Jul 2007
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Location: London

2003 Porsche 996 Carrera 4

PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:40 pm    Post subject: Emergency Unlocking of the Luggage Compartment Lid and Engin Reply with quote

Hi Peach - Here a snippet of the instruction you need to follow:

Emergency Unlocking of the Luggage Compartment Lid and Engine Compartment Lid

If the battery is discharged, the lids can be opened only with the aid of a donor battery.

Unlocking Lids.

1. Use the key to unlock the vehicle at the door lock.
Leave the key in the door lock

2. Remove plastic cover over the fuse box
[This will be on the drivers side, foot area, covered with a plastic plate]

3. Pull out positive terminal A in the fuse box.
[You will need a small set of pilers and pull out the fuse fully with the image of the car with the bonnet up]
- This is where the positive terminal of the batter will connect to.

4.Use the jump lead to connect the positive terminal of the donor battery with positive terminal A into the fuse box.

5. [Connect the "+" here and to the battery. Connect the "-" (earth) to a metal part of the car. Image shows to connect to the door locking lever/latch.]

6. Switch the alarm system off by locking and unlocking the door lock.

7. Unlock compartments as necessary.

8. Disconnect Earth ("-") first.

9. Push Terminal A (Positive fuse) back in and cover up.

** This method cannot be used to start the engine (during flat battery). **

Note: (Summarised)

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Note to Admins- Possible to add this to the FAQ's?
 
  
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Peach
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Location: Hertfordshire

2002 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Superb guys, bonnet rapidly opened and new battery fitted with ease.

Complete with highly amusing looks from passers by as my mate and I had his car on the pavement and mine side by side with wires running between the two....only to pop the bonnet...

I'd second for this to go in the FAQ if only to warrant against idiots like me.
 
  
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adam2712
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Joined: 31 Mar 2011
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1998 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a 1998 version of the 996 and have been working away, the battery is now flat. I don't appear to have the terminal in the fuse compartment to attach jump leads to. Any suggestions?
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GT4
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Joined: 08 Nov 2008
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Location: Hertfordshire and Hampshire


PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes.

Search through 996 FAQs again:

http://www.911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=56267
 
  
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adam2712
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1998 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GT4 wrote:
Yes.

Search through 996 FAQs again:

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


Which fuse is c3 I can see the column numbers but not the rows, the logical selection, the middle row of5 is a 15a fuse.

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GT4
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there no booklet on the back of the fuse cover?

 
  
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adam2712
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1998 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GT4 wrote:
Is there no booklet on the back of the fuse cover?


Ufortunately not, I took the logical approach and pulled the blue 15 amp fuse out(Located in the centre row 3rd from left).
I connected a battery and the alarm went off. I locked the drivers door and unlocked it the central locking popped and the bonnet pull worked.
I quick 50 mile round trip to Gaydon and back to charge the battery.

Thanks for the help
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