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..
Gary Heston email@example.com
I don't need an iPod, I have an IQ.
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