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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: 3 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Mike S. replied 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years ago.

where is the started

Expert:  Mike S. replied 3 years 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 3 years ago.

am i getting another answer?????

Expert:  Mike S. replied 3 years ago.
http://smartercharger.com/accessories/#CTEK%20Comfort%20Connect%20Cig%20Plug you could just cut the wires to fit any charger.
Expert:  Mike S. replied 3 years ago.

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

Customer: replied 3 years 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 3 years ago.
Where is your fuse box?
Expert:  Mike S. replied 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years ago.
The key turns to the left, correct?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

turns just a little bit to the left

Expert:  Mike S. replied 3 years ago.
Have you found the fuse box?