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1992 xjs 12 with dead battery. locked. how do i get in? I

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1992 xjs 12 with dead battery. locked. how do i get in?
JA: Did you test the battery with a voltmeter? And have you ever changed one before?
Customer: I can't get to the battery. it is in the locked trunk.
JA: Are you fixing your XJ-S yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: The key.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no.
Submitted: 10 days ago.
Category: Jaguar
Expert:  Kevin replied 10 days ago.

Hi im kevin will key not work in trunk ?

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
The key does not work to open the trunk or doors. Electronic and the battery is dead.
Expert:  Kevin replied 10 days ago.

Ok if you open bonnet there are jump points near firewall with rubber boots on them .use these just to power up with jump leads to open boot

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Can the bonnet be opened without using the release inside the car? I can't open the doors either.
Expert:  Kevin replied 10 days ago.

No sorry thats the only way .so manual key wont work in trunk ?

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
nope.
Expert:  Kevin replied 10 days ago.

Have you got some lube you can srapy in trunk lock whilst working key

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
I can try that but it is in a pole barn on my brothers property, winter storage. I was hoping for an answer before I head out there. I would like to get it on a trickle charger before the snow comes.
Expert:  Kevin replied 10 days ago.

There isno way to access battery without either entering car to open bonnett of using key to access

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