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jaredchubb

Problem Locating 'Positive Terminal' in Fuse Box - Dead Batter

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I have a dead battery in my 99 996. The hood is locked, and I have seen the information on how to jump the positive terminal in the fuse box - I have attached a pic of what should be there. However, when I opened my fuse box, I am not seeing a positive terminal in the attached pic. I tripled checked using pics and diagrams, and I had a friend check as well. Is this possible? I have tried searching for the part online as well, and I had no luck. Any help would be appreciated!

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i believe you clamp the positive wire to that thing you pulled out. at least that's what it looks like in the manual

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I have a dead battery in my 99 996. The hood is locked, and I have seen the information on how to jump the positive terminal in the fuse box - I have attached a pic of what should be there. However, when I opened my fuse box, I am not seeing a positive terminal in the attached pic. I tripled checked using pics and diagrams, and I had a friend check as well. Is this possible? I have tried searching for the part online as well, and I had no luck. Any help would be appreciated!

You are going to have to use the emergency release cable - the terminal in the fuse box was not added until model year 2001.

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I have a dead battery in my 99 996. The hood is locked, and I have seen the information on how to jump the positive terminal in the fuse box - I have attached a pic of what should be there. However, when I opened my fuse box, I am not seeing a positive terminal in the attached pic. I tripled checked using pics and diagrams, and I had a friend check as well. Is this possible? I have tried searching for the part online as well, and I had no luck. Any help would be appreciated!

You are going to have to use the emergency release cable - the terminal in the fuse box was not added until model year 2001.

Thanks Loren --- I was trying everything I could to not have to remove the wheel panel, as I have never done anything like that before. Do you think it would be possible to get a battery charger that hooked to the cigarette adapter that could give the battery enough charge to open the trunk? Thanks for your help!

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Quick follow up: Or, could I get a double 'male' cigarette lighter cable to use donor car to charge my current battery? Thanks for you time!

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I have a dead battery in my 99 996. The hood is locked, and I have seen the information on how to jump the positive terminal in the fuse box - I have attached a pic of what should be there. However, when I opened my fuse box, I am not seeing a positive terminal in the attached pic. I tripled checked using pics and diagrams, and I had a friend check as well. Is this possible? I have tried searching for the part online as well, and I had no luck. Any help would be appreciated!

You are going to have to use the emergency release cable - the terminal in the fuse box was not added until model year 2001.

Thanks Loren --- I was trying everything I could to not have to remove the wheel panel, as I have never done anything like that before. Do you think it would be possible to get a battery charger that hooked to the cigarette adapter that could give the battery enough charge to open the trunk? Thanks for your help!

Yes, perhaps if you use the proper one. It will depend on if the battery has a dead cell. If you have a dead cell then no voltage across the battery.

In most cases you can grab the emergency wire with a simple hook tool.

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Thanks Loren --- I was trying everything I could to not have to remove the wheel panel, as I have never done anything like that before. Do you think it would be possible to get a battery charger that hooked to the cigarette adapter that could give the battery enough charge to open the trunk? Thanks for your help!

Yes, perhaps if you use the proper one.

Would the charger/maintainer being sold on the renntech amazon store do what he wants to do?

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Thanks Loren --- I was trying everything I could to not have to remove the wheel panel, as I have never done anything like that before. Do you think it would be possible to get a battery charger that hooked to the cigarette adapter that could give the battery enough charge to open the trunk? Thanks for your help!

Yes, perhaps if you use the proper one.

Would the charger/maintainer being sold on the renntech amazon store do what he wants to do?

Yes, as long as the battery has cell to cell conductivity.

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I have a dead battery in my 99 996. The hood is locked, and I have seen the information on how to jump the positive terminal in the fuse box - I have attached a pic of what should be there. However, when I opened my fuse box, I am not seeing a positive terminal in the attached pic. I tripled checked using pics and diagrams, and I had a friend check as well. Is this possible? I have tried searching for the part online as well, and I had no luck. Any help would be appreciated!

You are going to have to use the emergency release cable - the terminal in the fuse box was not added until model year 2001.

Thanks Loren --- I was trying everything I could to not have to remove the wheel panel, as I have never done anything like that before. Do you think it would be possible to get a battery charger that hooked to the cigarette adapter that could give the battery enough charge to open the trunk? Thanks for your help!

Yes, perhaps if you use the proper one. It will depend on if the battery has a dead cell. If you have a dead cell then no voltage across the battery.

In most cases you can grab the emergency wire with a simple hook tool.

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Sorry for earlier post. Posted by mistake from iPhone.

Re hook tool: u can make one from a coathanger. Just do one with small gauge wire first to get correct shape. Can also do this for gas flap release if cheap plastic emerg pull ring breaks off like mine did even though I never had to use it. Good luck

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On the MY99 you can take a screwdriver between the front hood release handle and the rear engine release handle and move the cam that is stopping the release handle from being pulled up to release the hood.

On the MY99 when the battery dies, the cam under the release handles automatically moves into a position where it doesn't allow the handles to be pulled up. What you need to do is manually shift the cam with the screwdriver.

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can you get into the engine bay? theres a positive terminal there too. on the right

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The release cable for the engine bay is under the left taillight. You can get to it by gently sliding a wedge between the bumper plastic and taillight housing. I used a rubber mixing bowl scraper. You will see the cable loop laying there. Fish it out with a thin wire hook.

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Hey guys,

I wanted to give a quick reply -- I did not want to venture to find the emergency release, so I order a Wagan EL9796 Easy Quick Jumper In-Car Jumpstarter. These connect to the cigarette lighters of a dead car and a donor. When I plugged them in, the car receive INSTANT power to open the hood. They did not supply enough power to charge the battery to starting power, but it definitely was enough to pop the hood. I will he holding the Wagan cables in the car in case this happens in the future. Thanks to everyone that gave some advise!

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