Although we generally try to be attentive, in some cases we forget to turn off our low beam lights, a flashing light, or leave the radio on. Unfortunately, if this is your case, you may end up in the morning with your Hyundai Elantra running out of battery and the central locking system no longer working. Normally you should be able to open it quite easily with your key, but this is not always the case. In this article we are going to check out how to open a Hyundai Elantra with a dead battery? To do this, first of all we are going to find out how to open the trunk of your car with a dead battery, then how to open the bonnet and, finally, how to open a Hyundai Elantra with a dead battery.
How to open the trunk of a Hyundai Elantra with a dead battery?
So let’s begin our content page with the opening of your Hyundai Elantra trunk with a dead battery . Obviously, if you do not have any more battery you will regrettably not be able 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 solutions to access the interior of your Hyundai Elantra, open your bonnet, and change or recharge your battery, will be to go through the trunk. To do this, you will have to check if your Hyundai Elantra is furnished with the “hidden” trunk lock, some finishes and some years are not built with it. Put yourself in front of your trunk, and look around the handle of the trunk, you should find a small trap door behind which hides the mechanical lock in which you will be able to insert and turn your key. Once this is done, you will be able to open the trunk of your Hyundai Elantra with a dead battery and access the interior of your car and open your hood . If you are unable to fold down the rear seat of your Hyundai Elantra, do not think twice to consult our guidebook which will show you how to get this done.
How to open the bonnet of a Hyundai Elantra with a dead battery?
Second possibility to open your Hyundai Elantra 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 Hyundai Elantra, you will have to, lift the car, possibly remove the front bumper of the car and identify the cables of the bonnet lock. Once found, you will be able to activate them to unlock the hood of your Hyundai Elantra and have access to your battery.
How do I open the door of a Hyundai Elantra with a dead battery?
Now, we’re really going to concentrate on opening the door of your Hyundai Elantra which has no more battery . Here are the 3 most traditional ways that will save you from having to call a breakdown service and save you money.
Open the door of your Hyundai Elantra with the key
First solution, it may seem to be obvious, but to open your Hyundai Elantra which has no more electricity, the key will be your best ally. You will most frequently have at least, a mechanical lock on the driver’s door of your car, on some models you will have a second one on the passenger’s side. You have likely already found and tried to open your Hyundai Elantra through these locks, but take note that some locks work a little differently. To open the door of your Hyundai Elantra that has no more battery, you will have to turn the key in the lock and at the same time try to pull the door handle . Repeat this procedure 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 content page.
Attempt to recharge the battery of your Hyundai Elantra
This solution is not feasible on all Hyundai Elantra, in reality, for you to be able to realize this approach you must either, be able to access the trunk of your Hyundai Elantra and have a cigarette lighter plug in it or be able to put on candles your Hyundai Elantra and access the electrical cables through the motor shoe of it. .
Whichever solution you go for, you will need to strip or unplug the cables and connect a battery charger or pliers to transfer power from another car.
Break a window of your Hyundai Elantra
Last but not least, but not the most simple or least expensive solution, you can break a window to open your Hyundai Elantra 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 work, 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 complicated to install than the largest ones.
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