Re: Just Out Of Curiosity....
Gary Heston wrote:
> In article <Hp2nf.167$Zu5.63@fed1read03>,
> ........................................................ <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>If I came out to my car and had a completely flat battery...how would
>>you get the doors unlocked on these newer Volvos where the key doesn't
>>actually unlock the door physically, but through an electrical motor?
>>Or, maybe I should duct tape a brick to the roof rail for just such an
>>eventuality. If I called the Auto Club for a jump, even though the
>>battery is under the floor in the rear, is there a way of popping the
>>hood in an emergency? If you could remove the grille, there could be a
>>way to reach in and move the lever that's on the cable from the inside
>>of the car.
> Jack up the front of the car and attach the positive jumper cable to the
> main power cable to the starter, which goes directly to the battery.
> Attach the negative cable to bare metal on the engine or chassis. Connect
> the other ends to a good battery, unlock the door and open whatever you
> need to get to the battery. Disconnect cables, lower the car, and connect
> directly to the battery.
>>I can just see people all over the world shaking their heads in disblief
>>over my obvious lack of having a life and thinking of such things.
> It's not an uncommon problem these days; better to anticipate it and have
> a plan to deal with it..
Next to the big fuse and breaker box under the hood there is a little
flap with a big (+) sign molded into it. Flipping up that flap reveals
the big thick red cable coming from the battery in the rear with a
second thick red cable that runs down to the starter. If there was an
easy way to open the hood from the outside, then access would be a snap.