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Dead battery-emergency release won’t work


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2001 Cab. Key or remote won’t unlock door. The emergency hood (engine) release is not were it should be. The emergency trunk release isn’t working. No matter how hard I pull it has no give at all. Any thing I am missing or any suggestions?

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48 minutes ago, CapeCoral944 said:

2001 Cab. Key or remote won’t unlock door. The emergency hood (engine) release is not were it should be. The emergency trunk release isn’t working. No matter how hard I pull it has no give at all. Any thing I am missing or any suggestions?

 

Have a second person push down on the hood (logo) while you try pulling the cable.

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Took off the rest of the screws on the bottom of the rear bumper. Used a screwdriver to lift the taillight and found the release cable for the engine. Used a pick to grab it and it opened. But put a jump starter battery pack on the engine connections, still nothing from the remote and key won’t open lock either. Battery pack light shows connected properly. Not sure how to proceed. I assume jump start point on engine would supply power to entire car not just the starter.
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Took off the rest of the screws on the bottom of the rear bumper. Used a screwdriver to lift the taillight and found the release cable for the engine. Used a pick to grab it and it opened. But put a jump starter battery pack on the engine connections, still nothing from the remote and key won’t open lock either. Battery pack light shows connected properly. Not sure how to proceed. I assume jump start point on engine would supply power to entire car not just the starter.
With the jumper attacked try turning the key back and forth a lot of times. I think it could wake the car up. I thought the door lock was mechanical. You can always try and fish something in through the window and try pulling the handle.

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Tried and still nothing. It seems like the mechanical part is turning, it is spring loaded and turns key back to upright on its own. Alarm light on dash is flashing slow both with pack connected and without.

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Tried and still nothing. It seems like the mechanical part is turning, it is spring loaded and turns key back to upright on its own. Alarm light on dash is flashing slow both with pack connected and without.
Guess you have to go in through the door seal and see if you can hook a handle. Or let the car sit on the charger for a while to see if it picks up a charge. Have you tried both keys?

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When I purchased only had 1 key. Bentley manual looks like it is mechanical. Odd that the key fob unlock would stop working at same time mechanical breaks. Calling AAA, I’ll let them use the blood pressure looking thing on it.

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AAA opened with inflatable thing. After turning off alarm key fob works to lock and unlock, I forgot the receiver powers down after several days of inactivity. Key still will not turn lock cylinder, that appears to be the problem. Thanks for the help everyone, might be back after researching the lock problem.

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The trunk latch looks like it is missing a clip or something similar that holds the emergency release in place. Would not open because no tension on the wire without it.8BD399BB-F295-49A1-AC31-91CC2733DDC0.thumb.jpeg.b5a8c6db7e99312bc8d95cb3a7e440c9.jpeg039C6429-11E1-4E17-846F-E9620068FAFC.thumb.jpeg.cc930c4fd0b80bf09175960f99588171.jpeg

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AAA opened with inflatable thing. After turning off alarm key fob works to lock and unlock, I forgot the receiver powers down after several days of inactivity. Key still will not turn lock cylinder, that appears to be the problem. Thanks for the help everyone, might be back after researching the lock problem.
Ahh ok, so because the lock wasnt turning it wasn't telling the car to wake up. The makes sense. Glad it's all working now.

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