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Old 02-04-2013, 02:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How do you access the battery when it's dead?

My OEM 2010 Evora battery just died. How do I open the trunk to get to it?

This is yet another reason there should be a cable release inside the car.

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There is a cable release, on passenger side lift up back seat cushion (assuming 2+2) and pull "rip cord".

That’s the easy part, peeling of the carpet Velcro without un-sticking the tape, removing net mounts to gain access to the battery cover is the more time consuming part. Mid 12MY production, they changed the battery access to be outside of the carpet, I asked my dealer to install but they found they could not because the mounting holes were changed to studs in different positions … they gave up, maybe I will look at other ways to mod later.
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That's great, thank you. Don't recall seeing that in the manual.
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dont have it handy, not sure what page.
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You should doublecheck to make sure you are pulling the manual release in the correct direction. I believe people have reported the cable snapping if you don't pull it in precisely the correct direction (i believe it's supposed to be straight towards the driver's side of the car, ie perpendicular to where the cable comes out of the passenger's side). Supposedly the fix for if the cable snaps is a MASSIVE pain in the ass involving drilling a hole into the trunk in order to get access to the release mechanism.
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Be careful when using the manual trunk release

You should probably doublecheck with your dealer before attempting this. I'm a little confused by his description of which direction to pull in.
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The cable release worked fine, but you need to be sure to manually push it back in. Otherwise the trunk latch won't function.

Now that I've accessed my battery and have it on a charger, any ideas how to stop the alarm from cycling through a low, but audible siren sound? It began as soon as the trunk lid was opened.
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either use your remote, or if that doesn't work do the pin code. If you don't have it your dealer can look it up for you
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I just went through this same scenario last weekend. Pull hard on the handle toward the drivers side but at about a 45 degree angle fwd. Don't pull too hard as you will pull out the little attach point guide (Like I did). Yes, you have to push the cable back. Remove the pos lead for charging so the alarm won't mess with you. Use the remote to reset when you reattach the battery lead after fully charged.
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