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Old 01-29-2005, 01:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My 1993 740 iL has been sitting in my garage for 5 months and the battery died, now the doorlocks won't open and the only thing i can open is the trunk, how do i get in to the car or atleast charge the battery. I never actually found the battery in the car. ghead
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Try going to passenger door, lifting the door handle and at the same time turning the key in the lock clockwise as far as it will go. I have head applying external power to the license plate light electrical connector also works but I have not tried this . The battery is under the rear seat cushion, passenger side and unless it is a il with power rear seats, all you need to do is get at lower middle of the seat cushion and yank upwards hard. If you need a battery, auto zone or advance sell them, pefect fit (I have one in my 1988 750 from advance) and they are inexpensive.
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Try going to passenger door, lifting the door handle and at the same time turning the key in the lock clockwise as far as it will go. I have head applying external power to the license plate light electrical connector also works but I have not tried this . The battery is under the rear seat cushion, passenger side and unless it is a il with power rear seats, all you need to do is get at lower middle of the seat cushion and yank upwards hard. If you need a battery, auto zone or advance sell them, pefect fit (I have one in my 1988 750 from advance) and they are inexpensive.
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