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Battery died, battery is...

Battery died, battery is in the trunk, how do i open the trunk if electric is off?

Mechanic's Assistant: What exactly is happening to the trunk?

The button wont open the trunk, is there a key slot somewhere?

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Jaguar?

2005 xk8 convertible

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Convertible yourself? What have you tried so far?

I have tried the release from inside obviously the key fob wont work.the car is electrically dead

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Jaguar Mechanic: Jake, Auto Mechanic replied 3 months ago
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There is a trunk lock cylinder in the middle of the X and K in the emblem on the passenger side rear.

If lock is seized, locate the fuse box on the driver side. Next to the fuse box is the positive cable, Has a little rubber cap that pulls up. Install the red positive lead of your jumper pack there and then install the black ground lead to the vehicle body (should be a strut tower nut close by). This should give you enough power to open the trunk with the remote or either switch.

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Jaguar Mechanic: Jake, Auto Mechanic replied 3 months ago

If you need additional help with this please let me know!

If not, please just be sure to leave me a kind rating so the site credits me for my time is all.

thanks.

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