Bulletmagnet Posted January 4, 2020 Report Share Posted January 4, 2020 So my Evora has a flat battery. My fault (not driven it enough). It’s parked in a garage with no mains supply, (I am looking into a solar panel for the roof but haven’t got one yet... ). No problem, I’ll just get the boot open and put my boost pack on it. It is parked in my garage nose first, tight up against the left wall so I can swing the drivers door open. So I sent my skinny son down the left hand side of the car to the only keyhole on the car...he could get the door open 3”, so we fashioned a hook on the end of an extendable ruler and he reached inside the car to pull the drivers door handle. Great! We’re in! Took the back seat cushion up and pulled the emergency boot release cable. It came out of it’s sheath about 4” and then no further movement. I read online that you have to pull hard at 90 deg to the car i.e. across the car, but this was absolutely solid at it’s full extension and felt like I was going to break something. I could push the cable back in it’s sheath and back out and hear something moving in the latch of the boot. But this cable is clearly not connected to anything in the boot, so I’m glad I didn’t force it anymore. Right, I’ll have to charge it through a cigarette lighter socket. Handbook says that the cabin ones are active with the ignition in position 1 & 2, great! Got on amazon and ordered a cigarette lighter adaptor for my Ctek battery charger. Two days later, fired up my petrol generator at the garage, plugged the Ctek in with ignition at 1....nothing, no charge being delivered, nothing with ignition at 2. Tried plugging the Ctek into my son’s Fiesta cigarette socket and it works fine. So there is nothing wrong with the generator, Ctek or adaptor cables etc. My guess is the battery is soooo flat that the Ctek can’t even “see” it so won’t start charging. This story took a week to unfold... So watt now TLF? I am currently sat at ohm grumpy and just want to go for a drive I’m resisting the urge to smash something into the ground. I need a boost to my morale to liven things up! How do I get in my boot?! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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