Can't get into 307cc, battery dead.

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Re: Can't get into 307cc, battery dead.

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wheeler wrote:
22 May 2020, 11:03
So did you not try just pulling the door open past the seal when it unlocked with the key blade? This is how its meant to open with a flat battery.
I think the issue was that even then, there was no room to be able to get anything done effectively. I've had this dilemma before & used the caravan socket trick, another handy one is if you know the sidelights were left on and that's what drained the battery. OK you have to break a lamp lens but a rear cluster is cheaper than a window glass usually.

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Re: Can't get into 307cc, battery dead.

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Just thinking on the hoof here . . . assuming handbrake is on the rear wheels . . . jack up each rear wheel in turn and either put a generous dollop of grease (or puddle of cooking oil) under the tyre . . . or a couple of sheets of metal/formica/heavy plastic sheet (eg dog-food sacks), made slippery . . . then drag the car back with your other one.

If you don't have a dog, then maybe this is a good time to . . . No, forget that.

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Re: Can't get into 307cc, battery dead.

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Not possible because the door opens against the concrete fence post. there would only be a 3" gap to squeeze in. No lock on passenger side, which is how I got out when I parked it,

Tried to tow it back with my 307 hatchback and also tried to winch it back but it wouldn't move.

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Re: Can't get into 307cc, battery dead.

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white exec wrote:
22 May 2020, 16:23
Just thinking on the hoof here . . . assuming handbrake is on the rear wheels . . . jack up each rear wheel in turn and either put a generous dollop of grease (or puddle of cooking oil) under the tyre . . . or a couple of sheets of metal/formica/heavy plastic sheet (eg dog-food sacks), made slippery . . . then drag the car back with your other one.
What I suggested doesn't involve getting into the car - just jacking up each rear wheel in turn (assuming the parking brake operates the back wheels).
The idea is to allow the wheels to SLIDE.

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Re: Can't get into 307cc, battery dead.

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Sorry, think there's been a misunderstanding here. I understand what you were saying but the part of my reply intended for you didn't appear so here it is again below. Hopefully this time it will, can't see any reason it would have been edited out.

Not too keen on putting oil or grease on my block paved drive, but Using plastic bags under the wheels is a great idea, especially as I have some heavy duty rubble sacks. Just wish you'd posted this weeks ago before I spent a weekend making a pair of skates, (from some scrap angle iron and some supermarket trolley wheels). Didn't use them as I had the idea of using the towing sockets, prompted by a post from GoceKU, I expect I'll find a use from them in the future.

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Clyde.