Although we generally try to be attentive, in some cases we forget to switch off our low beam lights, a flashing light, or leave the radio on. Sadly, if this is your case, you may find yourself in the morning with your Honda Element running out of battery and the central locking system no longer working. Normally you should have the ability to open it quite easily with your key, but this is not always the case. Today we are going to check out how to open a Honda Element with a dead battery? To get this done, first of all we are going to discover how to open the trunk of your car with a dead battery, then how to open the bonnet and, finally, how to open a Honda Element with a dead battery.
How to open the trunk of a Honda Element with a dead battery?
So let’s start our article with the opening of your Honda Element trunk with a dead battery . In actual fact, if you do not have any more battery you will sadly not have the ability to use the centralized locking of your car, on certain series, the key will not be enough either to open your doors manually. In this case, one of the only alternatives to access the interior of your Honda Element, open your bonnet, and change or recharge your battery, will be to go through the trunk. To accomplish this, you will have to verify if your Honda Element is built with the “hidden” trunk lock, some finishes and some years are not built with it. Put yourself in front of your trunk, and check around the handle of the trunk, you should discover a small trap door behind which hides the mechanical lock in which you will have the ability to insert and turn your key. Once this is performed, you will have the ability to open the trunk of your Honda Element with a dead battery and access the interior of your vehicle and open your hood . If you are unable to fold down the rear seat of your Honda Element, do not hesitate to consult our guidebook which will describe how to achieve this.
How to open the bonnet of a Honda Element with a dead battery?
Second possibility to open your Honda Element hood with a dead battery . As you cannot access the passenger compartment of your car, you will have only one solution to open the bonnet of your Honda Element, you will have to, lift the vehicle, possibly remove the front bumper of the car and locate the cables of the bonnet lock. Once located, you will have the ability to activate them to unlock the hood of your Honda Element and have access to your battery.
How do I open the door of a Honda Element with a dead battery?
Now, we’re really going to focus on opening the door of your Honda Element which has no more battery . Here are the 3 most traditional solutions that will save you from having to call a malfunction service and save you money.
Open the door of your Honda Element with the key
First solution, it may seem obvious, but to open your Honda Element which has no more electricity, the key will be your best ally. You will normally have at least, a mechanical lock on the driver’s door of your car, on some versions you will have a second one on the passenger’s side. You have most certainly already located and tried to open your Honda Element through these locks, but take note that some locks function a little differently. To open the door of your Honda Element that has no more battery, you will have to turn the key in the lock and simultaneously try to pull the door handle . Repeat this process if it doesn’t work on the first door on the second one, if it still doesn’t work, go to the next step of this article.
Attempt to recharge the battery of your Honda Element
This solution is not feasible on all Honda Element, in reality, for you to have the ability to realize this approach you must either, have the ability to access the trunk of your Honda Element and have a cigarette lighter plug in it or have the ability to put on candles your Honda Element and access the electrical cables through the motor shoe of it. .
Whichever solution you select, you will need to strip or unplug the cables and connect a battery charger or pliers to transfer power from another vehicle.
Break a window of your Honda Element
Last but not least, but not the most practical or least expensive solution, you can break a window to open your Honda Element with a dead battery. Obviously, this solution will force you to pay the franchise for breaking the glass or buy a window yourself and mount it , but it has the advantage of being efficient. However, think about your insurance before you act, and go through your contract, and choose carefully the glass you want to break because quite often the smallest windows are more expensive and more difficult to install than the largest ones.
Whenever you have any further questions about the Honda Element, do not hesitate to consult our Honda Element category.