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Old 09-23-2005, 08:01   #1 (permalink)
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V40, flat battery - how are you supposed to get in?

I'm sorted now, thanks to the AA, but... if the battery goes completely dead on
my V40, how am I supposed to gain access to the car, since the locks all appear
to need power to operate? Smash a window or something?

Btw, it's one of the first year V40s.

Cheers,
Nick


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Old 09-23-2005, 15:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: V40, flat battery - how are you supposed to get in?

"Nick" <nick@yourstuff.com> wrote in
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> I'm sorted now, thanks to the AA, but... if the battery goes
> completely dead on my V40, how am I supposed to gain access to the
> car, since the locks all appear to need power to operate? Smash a
> window or something?
>
> Btw, it's one of the first year V40s.
>
> Cheers,
> Nick



Do you have a key?


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Old 09-25-2005, 07:04   #3 (permalink)
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Re: V40, flat battery - how are you supposed to get in?

use the key as we used to do ,it will open really :)






"marcb" <marcb@nospamthanks.com> wrote in message
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> "Nick" <nick@yourstuff.com> wrote in
> news:tKTYe.29795$hQ4.2663@fe02.news.easynews.com:
>
>> I'm sorted now, thanks to the AA, but... if the battery goes
>> completely dead on my V40, how am I supposed to gain access to the
>> car, since the locks all appear to need power to operate? Smash a
>> window or something?
>>
>> Btw, it's one of the first year V40s.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Nick

>
>
> Do you have a key?
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>



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Old 09-26-2005, 12:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: V40, flat battery - how are you supposed to get in?

Yeah, never thought of using the key... OF COURSE I DID!!! Strewth...

Seriously, once the battery is flat, or disconnected, the key does nothing. The
AA guy had to connect power to the starter motor to get juice into the system so
we could unlock it. Is this really the only way?

"John Robertson" <johnnr@optusnet.com.au> wrote in message
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> use the key as we used to do ,it will open really :)
>
> "marcb" <marcb@nospamthanks.com> wrote in message
> news:Xns96DADE2BE213xxxyyy@194.117.143.38...
>> "Nick" <nick@yourstuff.com> wrote in
>> news:tKTYe.29795$hQ4.2663@fe02.news.easynews.com:
>>
>>> I'm sorted now, thanks to the AA, but... if the battery goes
>>> completely dead on my V40, how am I supposed to gain access to the
>>> car, since the locks all appear to need power to operate? Smash a
>>> window or something?
>>>
>>> Btw, it's one of the first year V40s.
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>> Nick

>>
>> Do you have a key?



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Old 09-26-2005, 15:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: V40, flat battery - how are you supposed to get in?

"Nick" <nick@yourstuff.com> wrote in
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> Yeah, never thought of using the key... OF COURSE I DID!!! Strewth...
>


The key should open it - exactly the same thing happened with our early S40
and I thought like you I couldn't get in - but the key did work.

M.

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Old 09-27-2005, 02:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: V40, flat battery - how are you supposed to get in?

"marcb" <marcb@nospamthanks.com> wrote in message
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> "Nick" <nick@yourstuff.com> wrote in
> news:9gXZe.89041$CC2.58521@fe08.news.easynews.com:
>
>> Yeah, never thought of using the key... OF COURSE I DID!!! Strewth...
>>

>
> The key should open it - exactly the same thing happened with our early S40
> and I thought like you I couldn't get in - but the key did work.
>
> M.


Hmmm... that's rather interesting. The key does nothing in either driver or
passenger door when there's no power in the system. Guess we need new locks or
something. Thanks for taking the time to answer, chaps!


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Old 09-30-2005, 19:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: V40, flat battery - how are you supposed to get in?

"Nick" wrote
> The key does nothing in either driver or passenger door when there's no
> power in the system.


Don't know about the front doors, but I do know for a fact that my key will
open the tailgate of my 2000 V40 without involving any electrical stuff.


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Old 10-23-2005, 05:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: V40, flat battery - how are you supposed to get in?

often a lot of hot water over the battery and a drop inside the battery will
get enough power to up the voltage .I have used this at time when the
battery is right on the edge of failing .
"Joe Blizzard" <replies@newsgroup.only.please> wrote in message
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> "Nick" wrote
>> The key does nothing in either driver or passenger door when there's no
>> power in the system.

>
> Don't know about the front doors, but I do know for a fact that my key
> will open the tailgate of my 2000 V40 without involving any electrical
> stuff.
>



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