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Urgent help needed!! Dead car and stuck boot!

Hi guys,

Really really need help in getting my GTV started again, here is the scenario...

Battery totally and utterly dead, boot lid stuck closed - wont open on key as lock will only turn slightly (i think this is due to the wife closing the boot on discovering the dead battery whilst the boot release button in glove box was stuck in constantly opening the boot. She said it kept opening then eventually stayed closed - once all the juice had gone from the battery i guess )

I have tried to use a cigarette lighter to cigatette lighter jump/charge cable from halfords but there is no juice going in or out of the lighter socket on the gtv. Tried it with ignition on and off but the cable L.E.D's just report that the battery is fully charged - yes i have checked the cables are the right way around. When I plug it in there is no lights on the dash or any sign of charging so I have abandoned this idea.

I have tried bumping but no joy and I cannot tow the car as the towing eyelet is, you guessed it, in the boot!!

I have looked at maybe jumping on the alternator but this is right at the bottom of the engine at the back so cannot reach any terminals there...

Does anyone have any ideas how to get the boot open or get any juice into the battery to release the boot release actuator/solenoid???!!! I am completely screwed and out of ideas at the moment and really want to break something....


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