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Help Please: Car locked with battery disconected

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Old 05-23-2015, 12:12 PM
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Help Please: Car locked with battery disconected

I need to store my 2005 G35SC for a couple months so I disconnected the battery to try to prevent it from draining. I left the hood unlocked so I could reconnect the battery before opening the doors. As you know the windows need to lower about 1/4 inch before the doors can be opened or closed or they can break, and the battery needs to be connected for this. A friend who was helping me move thought I left the hood unlocked by mistake and shut it for me - thanks Bud!

So is there any way to get the hood open without pulling the release latch inside the car?

Or is there a way to patch power into the electrical system from inside the truck (trunk light or rear lights maybe?)

Any suggestions?

Thanks!
 
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Old 05-23-2015, 02:04 PM
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Seriously? Did you ever "Think" of using the key in the door?
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Old 05-23-2015, 04:43 PM
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So your windows are fully up? Anytime I disconnect the battery I lower my windows 1/4".
 
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Old 05-24-2015, 04:48 AM
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Gary, did you read anything other than the title? The title is worded a little weird.
I am not really sure if this would work, but maybe worth a shot. Jack the front of the car up, and remove the undertray. Locate the alternator (lowest pulley on the passenger side). Look on the backside of the alternator, towards the top of the unit, and you will see a cable. That cable goes directly to the battery. Try to get the positive lead of jumper cables or a booster pack to that terminal, while connecting the negative to the chassis. Before trying to open the door right away, try the key fob. You know, we can roll our windows down holding the unlock button right?
 
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This is how I store my car as well. Just open the door using the key - nothing will get damaged.
 
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I had to do this once, before I got into the habit of leaving the driver side window just barely cracked open. The glass will obviously scrape against the plastic but it won't break. Just take it slow and it should be fine.
 
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It wont break the window... it will just rub the top of the door trim a bit. It shouldn't damage the paint or anything. Had to do this myself when my battery was dead in the driveway this winter.
 
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Thanks for all the replies. This is the first time this has happened to me. I remembered the salesman at the dealership warning me about the problem of opening or closing the doors with the windows fully closed if you have a dead or disconnected battery. I was able to slowly open the door without breaking the window - it scrapped a little but no damage

And thanks for the tip about patching into the alternator connector, that sounds like a good idea. If it weren't for the other posts I would have tried that.
 
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Originally Posted by bayou View Post
I need to store my 2005 G35SC for a couple months so I disconnected the battery to try to prevent it from draining. I left the hood unlocked so I could reconnect the battery before opening the doors. As you know the windows need to lower about 1/4 inch before the doors can be opened or closed or they can break, and the battery needs to be connected for this. A friend who was helping me move thought I left the hood unlocked by mistake and shut it for me - thanks Bud!

So is there any way to get the hood open without pulling the release latch inside the car?

Or is there a way to patch power into the electrical system from inside the truck (trunk light or rear lights maybe?)

Any suggestions?

Thanks!
Hey guys I have a problem with my alarm of my G35 every morning sounds and the same time the alarm idk why do u guys have any idea or have same problem
 
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Old 06-01-2015, 03:53 AM
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G35 sedan w/ too much money in mods
I didn't understand a word of that sentence.
 
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G35 alarm clock huh
 
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Old 06-01-2015, 03:30 PM
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Trickle chargers are great when storing a car long term.
 
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Why not just climb through the trunk? On my coupe the release for the rear seat is in the trunk, I'm not sure on the sedan.
 
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Old 06-01-2015, 05:45 PM
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I didn't understand a word of that sentence.
I didn't either. I think that's a ban-worthy sentence
 
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Why not just climb through the trunk? On my coupe the release for the rear seat is in the trunk, I'm not sure on the sedan.
Can't pop the trunk on a Coupe without the battery being live. I know some of the sedans had a button embedded in the taillight to open the trunk, but the Coupes do not. Without a charged up battery and functioning key fob, you can't open the trunk from outside the car.
 
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