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2020/04/09 18:40:49 (permalink)

Help required - locked out of a panny with a flat battery

I’m kicking off this thread for another register member up in northumberland who would welcome any advice.
 
he owns a 2015 Panamera diesel which has not been used at all for the last couple of months and has had little use since October due to other priorities.   It would appear that the battery is totally flat .
Attempts to use the  remotes to unlock the car have failed (including changing the batteries) with no sign of alarm activity regards led’s in the car. The  emergency key from the fob has also been tried but despite various combinations of direction and trying the handle, he cannot get the  driver door to unlock and open as per the handbook.
 
(i for one thought the emergency key was a mechanical activation of the lock so am a bit surprised he has had no luck despite lack of power)
 
Anyone out there with experience of these circumstances and sussed the magic touch required to get the key to work or has any alternative suggestions ( short of a brick to window) to enable access the engine compartment to charge the car ?
 
many thanks
 
 
 
 
 

Stephen
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Re: Help required - locked out of a panny with a flat battery 2020/04/09 19:05:13 (permalink)
Will the emergency key work in the passenger door?
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Re: Help required - locked out of a panny with a flat battery 2020/04/10 20:38:02 (permalink)
Scotdoc,
              no joy I’m afraid
thanks for the suggestion
 

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Re: Help required - locked out of a panny with a flat battery 2020/04/12 00:02:47 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby AndrewCS 2020/04/12 05:51:17
My only suggestion would be to either get underneath it & remove the trays or remove a wheel and wheel arch liner and attach a jump lead to the starter or alternator if you can access it. anywhere on the chassis will do for an earth. 
If he is planning on doing a DIY battery change look here for some useful info - I just replaced mine. 
https://rennlist.com/forums/panamera/1181594-replacement-batteries-what-did-you-put-in-as-a-replacement-2.html#post16534788
Finally when he’s in and installed a new battery he could install one of these and it it will alert him if the voltage drops too low (no link, I just have a couple and think it’s brilliant!)
https://www.antigravitybatteries-uk.co.uk/battery-protection/antigravity-battery-tracker-leadacid.html
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Re: Help required - locked out of a panny with a flat battery 2020/04/12 13:09:14 (permalink)
Please excuse me for poking my nose in on the Panamera forum when I know nothing about them, however, and I don’t know whether it will help or not, on the 992 forum there was a recent thread on use of the emergency key https://www.porscheclubgb.com/forum/tm.aspx?m=1038406#msg1043669
 
 

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Re: Help required - locked out of a panny with a flat battery - SORTED 2020/04/12 20:16:23 (permalink)
Andrew,
             not at all and much appreciated.
i forwarded on the link content and it’s a success !  Thanks also to original thread response author Chris L
 
Pulling handle up first, then turning the key  clockwise, after about 15 tries I heard a slightly different noise from the lock, and felt positive movement on the door handle.

 Open at last.
 I have opened the bonnet and will start to give the battery a slow charge tomorrow morning.
 
[Stringbag - thanks also for the suggestions  - think that would have probably been next step.
I can’t find mention anywhere of an emergency release for the bonnet (as seen /mentioned for other porsche models) and there was no physical sign of one in mine and access to lock/cable  looks pretty grim]
 
With many thanks from the very happy and grateful register member
 
 

Stephen
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Re: Help required - locked out of a panny with a flat battery - SORTED 2020/04/12 23:41:57 (permalink)
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