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MASERATI SYPDER CAMBO CORSO: BATTERY IS FLAT, CANNOT OPEN TRUCK

Customer Question

BATTERY IS FLAT, CANNOT OPEN TRUCK TO OPEN TRUCK.
IS THERE A BATTERY CONNECTION UNDER THE HOOD TO XXXXX BATTERY.

2002 SYPDER CAMBO CORSO
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Mike S. replied 10 months ago.

I don't have a manual on that but usually you can charge the battery by hooking up an adapter to the cigarette lighter and using a battery charger.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.

tried that but the cigarette adapter does not fit properly made for american


cars not h\the lighter on the maserati

Expert:  Mike S. replied 10 months ago.
Ok, then it appears that all you have to do is find the proper adapter. Also, if you could get to the starter, you could place the charger on the starter. Let me see if I can find an adapter.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.

where is the started

Expert:  Mike S. replied 10 months ago.
Like I said, I don't have any manuals on this car, so I don't know. I could try to find out though. Give me a few minutes.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.

am i getting another answer?????

Expert:  Mike S. replied 10 months ago.
Expert:  Mike S. replied 10 months ago.
http://smartercharger.com/accessories/#CTEK%20Comfort%20Connect%20Cig%20Plug you could just cut the wires to fit any charger.
Expert:  Mike S. replied 10 months ago.

Well, what do you think? Think that will work?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.

MANUFACTURE SAID THAT THE LIGHTER MUST WORK WITH THE


IGNITION SWITCH ON, THIS CAR THE KEY MUST BE ON FOR THE


LIGHTER TO BE ACTIVE.


 


SORRY IT TOOK THIS LONG TO GET THE ANSWER.

Expert:  Mike S. replied 10 months ago.
Where is your fuse box?
Expert:  Mike S. replied 10 months ago.

I don't see why the battery charger and adapter to the cigarette lighter wouldn't work, even if you do have to turn the key on. Just charge it overnite at less than 4 amps.

Unless, you find a positive spot in the fuse box. I assume the trunk doesn't just have a spot for a key to open it.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.

there is a slot for the key but the key will not turn.


 


read on blog that other people have the same problem with the key.


 


i never used the key in the last 6 years.

Expert:  Mike S. replied 10 months ago.
The key turns to the left, correct?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.

turns just a little bit to the left

Expert:  Mike S. replied 10 months ago.
Have you found the fuse box?

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