Warning- dead battery & sedan boot positioned gas cylinder.

Submitted: Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 00:55
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My car battery died in a shopping centre car park this evening.No warnings such as slow cranking or fluctuating headlight brightness. Thats ok, I can live with that as the battery was getting long in the tooth. Here's the warning. I'm driving a series 3 AU automatic Falcon sedan with a gas cylinder mounted behind the rear seat. I need to get into the boot to get my jumper leads and tool box. The remote wont open the boot lock and the gas cylinder blocks entry via pulling the back of rear seat forward. Luckily there was enough kick in the battery for the dash mounted control to open the boot lock after repeated jabbing. Happy Days. Pauper.
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Reply By: More Coffee - Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 06:38

Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 06:38
Times like that you just have to thank your lucky stars!
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Reply By: get outmore - Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 07:55

Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 07:55
Im gonna ask the obvios after watching a you tube clip of a blond whos central locking went flat and she called the rac who walked up and unlocked it................... the old fashioned way
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Reply By: dirttracker - Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 09:48

Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 09:48
Why wouldn't you use the key entry or am I ignorant and they don't have these anymore!
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Follow Up By: Member - Donks1 (NSW) - Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 10:30

Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 10:30
"Name not found" may be "Brain not found"....lol

Steve

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Follow Up By: Volvo driver - Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 10:39

Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 10:39
nah, can't use a key for the boot on AU's, at least from series 11 on..
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Follow Up By: Member - Royce- Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 10:54

Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 10:54
Modern cars have so many features that they have often lost the basics.... sigh
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Follow Up By: dbish - Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 13:07

Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 13:07
I thaught AU had a cable pull just behind the fold down rear seat ??????
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Follow Up By: Road Warrior - Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 13:16

Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 13:16
There is, and he had an LPG tank in the way so he couldn't reach it.
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Follow Up By:- Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 13:20

Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 13:20
The AU 111 sedan only has key entry for the drivers door. Had the gas cylinder not been blocking access to the boot from behind the rear seat, the boot and the fuel cap gate could have been unlocked using the lanyards attached internally. Happy Days. Pauper.
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Follow Up By: dbish - Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 15:09

Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 15:09
I gues the simple answer is use a cord to extend it to where you can reach it!!!! Daryl
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Follow Up By:- Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 17:59

Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 17:59
For peace of mind, thats exactly what I intend to do and my hope is nobody else gets caught out and does the same. happy Days. Pauper.
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Reply By: Fatso - Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 21:23

Monday, Jan 04, 2010 at 21:23
I talked to a bloke that left his lights on at the airport & came home to a totally flat battery.
Use the key to open the door & put a new battery in you might say.
Well that's what I thought, only the key in the door is a switch that actuates a solenoid to unlock the doors.
The outcome was the RACQ serviceman removed the bumper bar, to remove the grill, to get at the bonnet latch, to open the bonnet, to put jumper leads on the battery, to open the door.
It was a falcon of some kind.
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