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I know most EVERYTHING on this car is electrical; so a short story and a question.

Got into the XLR the other day (hasn't been driven in a couple weeks), and attempted to start her up. Just a groan from the starter. Rats, dead battery. However, that attempt to start, dropped the battery voltage just enough to prevent me from exiting the car (electrical latch, remember). It's pitch black in the garage and I'm fumbuling for the manual release, but can't find it. I figure Carol will discover me missing the next morning and come looking. I find the lever, and I'm out.
With this experience, I try the key in the trap door by the left exhaust pipe to gain access to the pull string in the trunk for the manual activation of the drivers door. Works.
Now, since the trunk lid is electrical/hydraulic in operation, what happens if the battery is stone dead? Does the lid still open?
 

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Yes, the trunk lid will still open, if you are by yourself it can be difficult. you must hold the key in the open position and then get your shoulder under the lid and push up hard. I do it quite often. if you play the radio when setting still with the engine off for more than 15 minutes to 30 minutes you can run down the battery to the point where you need a jump start. :cheers :jester
 

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I've also had to leverage my trunk up manually. Part of the overall failures we experienced left us with a totally non-functioning trunk lid. It can be hard, so I always let my wife struggle with it. I told her to think of it as a new part for the Bowflex...........:yesnod :cheers
 

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A word of caution here

A dead battery was the apparent beginning of my electrical problems. See Tire pressure monitor problem posted elsewhere on the forum. When my car was in the dealers showroom, they ran the top up and down several times and also constantly opened the doors, then came the dead battery. Then they jumped the car with a booster/charger. Result, the car started but the top didn't work, TPM didn't work. Two modules later (BCM body control module and RCDLR remote control door lock receiver) and a total of six days in the shop, the car is working properly now. If I know I won't be driving the car for several days I put it on a DelTran Battery Tender. I use these on all my motorcycles too. I therefore have very few battery issues now. :yesnod
 

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Tom, I use a Yuasa tender on my bikes, Does Deltran make an adapter to permanantly connect to the car battery with the quick plugs as they do for motorcycle batteries?
 
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