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Firthy
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:28 am    Post subject: Cannot open the bonnet on 911 Turbo Reply with quote

Hi all, got a slight problem guys maybe you can help me out. Battery dead on the Turbo so as I've done before, opened the fuse box and connect my battery box on to the terminals. Still no joy at opening the bonnet? Alarm went off but the bonnet clip will not release, neither will the engine compartment clip. Anyone have any ideas? is there a way to get in without engaging the release switch?

Dont know

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yukky job in this weather but turn steering wheel full lock to the right, jack up passenger side front until front wheel is just off the floor, then remove the 3 front most expanding rivets (I use a flat ended screwdiver to get the started then long nose plyers to do the rest)
Then pull back the Black plastic crud shield to expose the back of the headlight unit. Search around the light unit, you will see a small loop of cable (this cable resemble the inner cable on cycle brakes, thin twisted wire) give that a good yank and hey presto!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A crowbar? wack
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lloyd Six wrote:
Yukky job in this weather but turn steering wheel full lock to the right, jack up passenger side front until front wheel is just off the floor, then remove the 3 front most expanding rivets (I use a flat ended screwdiver to get the started then long nose plyers to do the rest)
Then pull back the Black plastic crud shield to expose the back of the headlight unit. Search around the light unit, you will see a small loop of cable (this cable resemble the inner cable on cycle brakes, thin twisted wire) give that a good yank and hey presto!


Merry Christmas

Lloyd

What Lloyd said, but on cars with electric releases the emergency cable is on the DRIVER'S side.

Strange that the electric releases won't work if you put 12v+ to the fusebox terminal. You did connect an earth too? Maybe check the fuses.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

apw2007 wrote:
A crowbar? wack


Blast.. I forgot that technique, it is quicker this way, may need a lump hammer to shut it.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Richard H wrote:
Lloyd Six wrote:
Yukky job in this weather but turn steering wheel full lock to the right, jack up passenger side front until front wheel is just off the floor, then remove the 3 front most expanding rivets (I use a flat ended screwdiver to get the started then long nose plyers to do the rest)
Then pull back the Black plastic crud shield to expose the back of the headlight unit. Search around the light unit, you will see a small loop of cable (this cable resemble the inner cable on cycle brakes, thin twisted wire) give that a good yank and hey presto!


Merry Christmas

Lloyd

What Lloyd said, but on cars with electric releases the emergency cable is on the DRIVER'S side.

Strange that the electric releases won't work if you put 12v+ to the fusebox terminal. You did connect an earth too? Maybe check the fuses.



oops!

He could have been looking all afternoon! Yep.. my mistake, manual is left and electric is right.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need the porsch design bonnet opener
part no: 993 765 432 1
Tiz the season to be jolly tra la la la lar etc

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Floor
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guys are you sure this release is on the drivers side? I,ve searched high and low and cannot find it?
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Positive - unless someone has re-routed it. Item 12 on the diagram.

It normally runs to the area of the headlight mounting tray. I have seen people re-route it to the plug for the towing eye, or behind the side indicator, so that you don't have to grovel underneath to get at it.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...cant you simply connect an ext 12v source to the big removable fuse head inside the cabin fuse assembly or is this release just for GT's?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wish I could but the alarm keeps going off and cannot be turned off for some reason, tried the door lock and the alarm just keeps going?
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you get in to the car, put the key in the ignition and switch it on? That should stop the alarm. Then use the terminal in the fuse box to connect a 12v +ve with a -ve to the door striker plate. (As Wizard says). The 12v source needs to be a decent battery or similar. I don't think a trickle charger would do.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No I've tried all the above and cannot get the alarm to stop whatever I do, strange... Dont know

Anyhow gonna have a hunt for the cable again today, I looked for a hour yesterday, didn't think it would be that hard to source?
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw your thread on RennTech, so I went out to the car and removed the headlight to trace the cable. See Photos. The last one, showing the end of the loop, was taken from inside the wing.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Top man Richard, I have now found it with the aid of your pics.

Thanks a lot

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have this same issue whereby the my battery has become so flat that the spare battery method for boot release fails.

Richard - wat a fantastic effort worship

really appreciated - i am in under the wheel arch and looking for this cable as we speak ...
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

neil

out of curiosity; did u manage to release the bonnet ?

i can see the cable now; just cant get to it !!!

..just doesnt seem to be the space to get your hand round to tug it...

gonna try the coathanger route...

k
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yipppppeeeeeeeeeeeeee


the coathanger did the trick !!!

thks everyone !
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...unless you have a major failure of the release system the way to do this is to use a strong 12v external source to connect to the removal circuit block inside the drivers side footwell fuse box assembly(quick and easy).

Simply use jump leads and the power source from the other car. Connect the + to the big red removable terminal circuit block inside the footwell fusebox and the - jump lead to the door striker and it will pop open.

If all you have is a flat batterry the above WILL release the lock but make sure that you have the ignition switched to the ON position at all times as this also stops the alarm from going nuts.

Much better than freezing your nu*s off trying to locate/activate the cable release(always a last resort)
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