Jump to content


Show
Photo

Open Car With Flat Battery


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 jaypeedee

jaypeedee

    Newbie

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
  • Name: John
  • Ford Model: puma 1.7
  • Year: 1997
  • Location: Kent

Posted 25 April 2014 - 10:06 AM

I have a 1997 Puma.  I left a satnav connected which flattened the battery.  Two different key fobs will not open either door or the boot.  These keys or the valet key will not open any of the locks manually.

Is there any clever trick to open the car?   Is there any way to open the bonnet from outside the car?

Can I access the bonnet release through the Ford badge position?  (Seems unlikely but I have seen this suggested.)

Any help would be welcome.

 



Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...

Sign up to FOC Premium Membership To Remove These Ads

#2 Speccymike

Speccymike

    Newbie

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • Pip
  • 9 posts
  • Name: Michael
  • Ford Model: Fusion 1.4 tdci
  • Year: 2004
  • Location: Yorkshire

Posted 25 April 2014 - 11:21 AM

Found this
https://uk.answers.y...06151428AAQek7U

Sounds possible, but you may need to be double jointed!
God luck
Mike

Sent from my HTC One S using Ford OC mobile app

#3 jaypeedee

jaypeedee

    Newbie

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
  • Name: John
  • Ford Model: puma 1.7
  • Year: 1997
  • Location: Kent

Posted 25 April 2014 - 03:53 PM

Thanks very much Mike.  I wasn't able to reach the starter supply cable from under the car so I couldn't use this method.

 

In the end I opened the door lock by using brute strength and ignorance on the key until it opened.  Now I must get hold of some suitable lubricant to allow the lock to open with more normal pressure on the key.  (Opinion seems to be divided on the use of WD40 so I will probably use thin silicone grease.)

 

Thanks again for your interest.

                                           John



#4 Speccymike

Speccymike

    Newbie

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • Pip
  • 9 posts
  • Name: Michael
  • Ford Model: Fusion 1.4 tdci
  • Year: 2004
  • Location: Yorkshire

Posted 25 April 2014 - 04:14 PM

Glad you've got in. Don't use WD40 as it will attack the plastics ( brother in laws an auto electrician, he knows these things) use spray on white grease, such as easy grease by rapide.
Cheers
Mike

Sent from my HTC One S using Ford OC mobile app


Not what you're looking for?

Register now, we have a huge community of enthusiasts to answer any questions you might have



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users