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BOOT OPENING LATE S SERIES

BOOT OPENING LATE S SERIES

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cremebrulee

Original Poster:

18 posts

147 months

Sunday 8th October
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Hi Everyone,

Flat Battery and shut boot. censored. Trying to charge the battery through the alternator (might be doing this wrong as not working)

Any ideas folks smile

Cheers

Adam

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Edited by Big Al. on Tuesday 10th October 16:38

Steve_D

11,260 posts

182 months

Sunday 8th October
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Connect to the heavy lead on the alternator should work. If not try connecting to the starter motor. The wire does not need to be heavy duty as you are only driving the boot solenoid.

Steve

v8s4me

5,730 posts

143 months

Sunday 8th October
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cremebrulee said:
....Any ideas folks smile.....
When you do get it open fit a cable release like THIS with the knob hidden inside the cockpit so you don't get caught out again.

phillpot

13,340 posts

107 months

Sunday 8th October
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cremebrulee said:
Trying to charge the battery through the alternator (might be doing this wrong as not working)
Red (positive) lead to big terminal on back of alternator..... as already said

unless of course the cable between alternator and starter motor is broken and that's why you have a flat battery?

Where did you clip the black (negative) lead? Either earth stud on chassis or good clean (unpainted) metal on engine/alternator should work fine.




Edited by phillpot on Monday 9th October 08:20

GreenV8S

24,916 posts

208 months

Sunday 8th October
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If yours is wired like mine, you would need to have the ignition on and alarm/imob disarmed before the boot will open. Depending on the alarm, you might need to get some life into the car's battery before the voltage comes up enough to do that. If the car's battery is OK apart from being flat and you don't mind waiting for a few hours, you can recharge it via that alternator terminal. On mine that hasn't been a problem and I was able to pop the boot just by momentarily connecting the power to the alternator, but your mileage may vary.
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magpies

3,539 posts

106 months

Monday 9th October
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if all else fails then try a 2nd battery - connect the -ve to the chassis / earthstud, remove the boot operating relay from the fuse/relay box and put a male crimp into the output of the relay (first check which colour wire it is which goes to the boot solenoid) with a length of cable and touch the +ve on the battery momentarily. that should operate the boot solenoid.

phillpot

13,340 posts

107 months

Monday 9th October
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This seems to be getting awfully complicated for a simple flat battery!

v8s4me

5,730 posts

143 months

Monday 9th October
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I think we know someone who could make it even more complicated laugh

Alan Whitaker

1,921 posts

106 months

Monday 9th October
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Mick, I did that but used the Audio battery for power, I have 2 tiny holes 3mm next to the ###### and is just a + to the boot motor and a fused direct feed from the audio battery, as all the batteries are grounded at the same point, I have a small piece of bent wire to just push in and it opens the boot

cjacks

28 posts

4 months

Monday 9th October
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My release is 'elsewhere'.... are you sure yours isn't lurking somewhere nearby? If you email me I'll send you an image.

magpies

3,539 posts

106 months

Monday 9th October
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v8s4me said:
I think we know someone who could make it even more complicated laugh
all a bit Wakey Races

Longers

4,296 posts

152 months

Tuesday 10th October
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Please can a mod or the OP edit the first post in this topic so that the secret way in remains a secret! wink

Alan Whitaker

1,921 posts

106 months

Tuesday 10th October
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Bit late for that ?

magpies

3,539 posts

106 months

Tuesday 10th October
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Longers said:
Please can a mod or the OP edit the first post in this topic so that the secret way in remains a secret! wink
mine never had one of those, so made a different as not aware of this

phillpot

13,340 posts

107 months

Tuesday 10th October
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Longers said:
Please can a mod or the OP edit the first post in this topic so that the secret way in remains a secret! wink
A valid point Ian, although I suspect that if some scum bag really wanted in the boot could be prised up and ripped open in a fraction of the time it would take with the (now not so secret) method ... scratchchin


Edited by phillpot on Tuesday 10th October 14:07

magpies

3,539 posts

106 months

Tuesday 10th October
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phillpot said:
Longers said:
Please can a mod or the OP edit the first post in this topic so that the secret way in remains a secret! wink
A valid point Ian, although I suspect that if some scum bag really wanted in the boot could be prised up and ripped open in a fraction of the time it would take with the (now not so secret) method ... scratchchin


Edited by phillpot on Tuesday 10th October 14:07
I can't really imagine scumbags trawling the various sites in the hope of finding threads showing the 'secret' ways into cars.

Longers

4,296 posts

152 months

Tuesday 10th October
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cremebrulee said:
Hi Everyone,

Flat Battery and shut boot. censored. Trying to charge the battery through the alternator (might be doing this wrong as not working)

Any ideas folks smile

Cheers

Adam

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Security sensitive information removed.

Edited by Big Al. on Tuesday 10th October 16:38
Thanks Big Al.

Agree with above comments but there there's no point making it easy for any scumbags. We've managed this long without the secret being revealed for a reason wink