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Hood Won't Open

Old 02-21-2007, 05:00 PM
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Default Hood Won't Open

New member here. Own 97 Boxster.

Totally dead battery. Can't get the hood open to jump it. Dealer said get power into cig. lighter. Did that and got power but still won't start or open the hood. A friend said he had to tow his 1 1/2 hours away to dealer and pay $800 for same thing.

Please help.

Thanks a ton,

Old 02-21-2007, 07:29 PM
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Default RE: Hood Won't Open

Try applying power again. That is a manual release latch, so I am guessing the security system has the latch locked. With power applied, cycle the lock on your keyless entry then try the latch.

There is an emergency release cable near the passenger headlight. You have to remove the inner fender liner to get to it.

You can also remove the driver's fender liner, find the actual trunk release cable, and pull on it, that will usually work as well.
Old 02-22-2007, 11:43 AM
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Thanks, Doc.

I'll use your suggestions and I feel sure I will get it to start.

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