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 circumstance, you may find yourself in the morning with your Vauxhall Corsa 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 circumstance. In this article we are going to look at how to open a Vauxhall Corsa with a dead battery? To get this done, first of all we are going to see how to open the trunk of your car with a dead battery, then how to open the bonnet and, finally, how to open a Vauxhall Corsa with a dead battery.
How to open the trunk of a Vauxhall Corsa with a dead battery?
So let’s commence our content page with the opening of your Vauxhall Corsa trunk with a dead battery . In truth, if you do not have any more battery you will sadly 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 such a case, one of the only solutions to access the interior of your Vauxhall Corsa, 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 Vauxhall Corsa is built with the “hidden” trunk lock, some finishes and some years are not furnished 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 be able to insert and turn your key. Once this is done, you will be able to open the trunk of your Vauxhall Corsa 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 Vauxhall Corsa, do not think twice to seek advice from our guide which will explain how to do this.
How to open the bonnet of a Vauxhall Corsa with a dead battery?
Second possibility to open your Vauxhall Corsa 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 Vauxhall Corsa, you will have to, lift the car, possibly remove the front bumper of the car and locate the cables of the bonnet lock. Once based, you will be able to activate them to unlock the hood of your Vauxhall Corsa and have access to your battery.
How do I open the door of a Vauxhall Corsa with a dead battery?
Now, we’re really going to focus on opening the door of your Vauxhall Corsa which has no more battery . Here are the 3 most traditional solutions that will save you from having to call a breakdown service and save you money.
Open the door of your Vauxhall Corsa with the key
First solution, it may seem obvious, but to open your Vauxhall Corsa which has no more electricity, the key will be your best ally. You will mostly 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 probably already based and tried to open your Vauxhall Corsa through these locks, but be aware that some locks work a little differently. To open the door of your Vauxhall Corsa 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 operation 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.
Try to recharge the battery of your Vauxhall Corsa
This remedy is not feasible on all Vauxhall Corsa, in reality, for you to be able to realize this strategy you must either, be able to access the trunk of your Vauxhall Corsa and have a cigarette lighter plug in it or be able to put on candles your Vauxhall Corsa 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 Vauxhall Corsa
Last but not least, but not the most practical or least expensive solution, you can break a window to open your Vauxhall Corsa with a dead battery. Of course, 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, take into consideration your insurance before you act, and browse 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.
If perhaps you have any further questions about the Vauxhall Corsa, do not hesitate to consult our Vauxhall Corsa category.