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Car shut down and shut me out. Need help


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Hi --

I'm a new owner of a 1999 Boxster. The battery drained completely down, and it seems like the security system completely locked down the car. I cannot open either trunk with the levers, as they will basically not lift up. I tried using the emergency front trunk release, but it will not budge. I can get in the car, but I need to raise the lid so that I can charge it. Any ideas?

 

Thanks,

 

Rob

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I tried one of those chargers as well. Left it charging for 3-4 hours and got nothing. Plus, the car was making funny noises, so I decided it was not good to leave it. There is a process I found on line where you put 12V DC power to fuse C3, which is the alarm system. I haven't had time try this, but I will report on it as soon as I do.

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The following is copied from another forum, but relates to the same car as yours -

 

Since it is an '00 or older, the release levers for the trunks are manual and there is a 'lock out' plate to prevent them from being release when the car is locked or the driver's door is closed. However, you can use a small flat headed screwdriverto slide between the two levers on the driver's door sill to manually unlock them. Here's how:

With a flashlight and skinny 3-4" long flat screwdriver (like one of those electrician promo ones handed out at trade shows...) slide it down between the front and rear levers. Under the front trunk lever, you'll see a U shaped cut out that will have a white plate under it. The white plate, when the vehicle is locked or doors are closed, slides over the U shaped cutout to prevent the levers from being raised. Using the screwdriver, slide the white plate from the outside of the car towards the center. Once it's clear, just pull up on the lever to release either trunk.

 

You might care to give it a try.

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