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Old 03-30-2017, 06:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there,
Our insight 2011 just got dead battery and now is locked.
We can not open the car with the key from outsode so we are unable to open the boner.
Any idea how to solve this issue?
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Hi there,
Our insight 2011 just got dead battery and now is locked.
We can not open the car with the key from outsode so we are unable to open the boner.
Any idea how to solve this issue?
Car with metal blade key or keyless-box?
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Thanks gms24ru, my sister managed to opened it
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Thanks gms24ru, my sister managed to opened it
And how to open?
Please, describe in detail.
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Previously she couldn't start the car and might have try too much. She went to work and came back and tried several time to open it with the key but it didn't work.
She just tried again after few hours without touching the car and first try it opened.
She is looking at to the battery now
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Oh, thanks for detail.
The 12V battery needs time to restore a little charge.
You can start the car, even a 12V battery from a UPS (computer-like 7Ah) and recharging it little bit on the way to the service.
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Thanks ? will tell her
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The car should unlock manually if you put the key in even with a dead battery.
The remote unlock won't work of course

As the car normally starts from the IMA battery you won't notice that the 12V battery is getting worse until it is too late.
Best to monitor the 12V battery voltage on a regular base, like with a cigarette plug volt meter or an OBDII plug tool like the UltraGauge, set to display battery voltage on one of the gauges. I did that.
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Our dealer load tests the battery at every service. Even just a simple oil change. They are always looking for something to suggest paying more for. In our case the battery failed within the warranty period so replacement was either free or prorated. (I'd have to go dig through the invoices) that said, better replacements are available, probably cheaper, elsewhere. I like to use battery specific shops, they will also load test and almost never charge for installation.
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