Although we generally try to be attentive, sometimes we forget to switch off our low beam lights, a flashing light, or leave the radio on. Regrettably, if this is your case, you may find yourself in the morning with your Scion xB running out of battery and the central locking system no longer working. In any other case you should have the ability to open it actually quite easily with your key, but this is not always the case. Today we are going to check out how to open a Scion xB 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 Scion xB with a dead battery.
How to open the trunk of a Scion xB with a dead battery?
So let’s begin our article with the opening of your Scion xB trunk with a dead battery . In fact, if you do not have any more battery you will regrettably 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 such a case, one of the just alternatives to access the interior of your Scion xB, open your bonnet, and change or recharge your battery, will be to go through the trunk. To get this done, you will have to check if your Scion xB is furnished with the “hidden” trunk lock, some finishes and some years are not designed with it. Put yourself in front of your trunk, and check around the handle of the trunk, you should locate 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 Scion xB 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 Scion xB, do not hesitate to seek advice from our article which will explain how to get this done.
How to open the bonnet of a Scion xB with a dead battery?
Second opportunity to open your Scion xB hood with a dead battery . As you cannot access the passenger compartment of your car, you will have just one solution to open the bonnet of your Scion xB, you will have to, lift the car, possibly remove the front bumper of the car and find the cables of the bonnet lock. Once found, you will have the ability to activate them to unlock the hood of your Scion xB and have access to your battery.
How do I open the door of a Scion xB with a dead battery?
Now, we’re really going to focus on opening the door of your Scion xB 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 Scion xB with the key
First solution, it may appear to be evident, but to open your Scion xB 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 styles you will have a second one on the passenger’s side. You have almost certainly already found and tried to open your Scion xB through these locks, but remember that some locks function a little differently. To open the door of your Scion xB 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 Scion xB
This remedy is not feasible on all Scion xB, in fact, for you to have the ability to realize this technique you must either, have the ability to access the trunk of your Scion xB and have a cigarette lighter plug in it or have the ability to put on candles your Scion xB 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 car.
Break a window of your Scion xB
Last but not least, but not the most useful or least expensive solution, you can break a window to open your Scion xB 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. Nevertheless, think about your insurance before you action, and read your contract, and choose attentively the glass you want to break because generally the smallest windows are more expensive and more complicated to install than the largest ones.
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