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Lost keys. Dead battery. Opening hatches? by mental floss
Started on: 08-23-2014 12:46 PM
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I'm trying to help a friend who owns an '87 Fiero and lost the keys (he needs to move it). He thinks someone left them under one of the hatches where he had them opened last month. The doors aren't locked but the battery is dead. Is there a way to open the rear hatch without the key to get to the battery?
Also, I can loan him my tools to take the ignition out of the column. I assume it's like other GM columns in assembly?
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Report this Post08-23-2014 12:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Neils88Click Here to Email Neils88Send a Private Message to Neils88Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Assuming you're not trying to steal it. ...

You can trickle charge the battery through the cigarette lighter then pop the trunk using the trunk release button.

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Because junky, tattered, non-drivable, nearly unwanted Fieros are highly sought by car thieves. Things must be different in your area. Since we're not Canadian, I can't identify with your logic.

There are plenty of mosquitoes where it is but there is no power available to the area.

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Solar trickle charger?

http://www.harborfreight.co...y-charger-68692.html

Or bring an extra charged battery with you.

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Sounds like he's out of luck for other approaches then. Maybe a jump-start option with the cig lighter input. He has to move it by the end of the month.
Maybe a pile of other keys might by chance open it.
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Your answer is here - with pictures and everything

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...502-2-085536.html#p0
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Okay, great. I wasn't even sure that switch was the front or rear hatch. He's not a Fiero guy so he didn't know either.
I'll go after the relay under the dash first.
So how does the front hatch open? Is there a pull cable as for a standard hood?

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underneath the vent you took a picture of--reach under it and there is a handle--pull it down--also there is an emergency release cable too

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Thank you.
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If you haven't already popped the trunk, just put 12volts to the cigarette lighter and the trunk lid will pop using the dash switch. I used a 12v. car battery as my source. I read about this method on Pennock's a number of years ago and used it to pop the trunk on an 85 Gt that has been in a warehouse for many years. It worked right away and I even made a jumper out of an old plug from a car vac. so it just plugs in and the trunk pops-dead battery or not! I can't remember who did the write up on this but I was really impressed since I had no keys to get into the trunk. Ended up not buying the car since it had a title problem. Three years later it still sits in that warehouse!
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I had a plug in for the cig lighter so I soldered on some long wire to try that. At the storage lot it didn't work, but when we got it loaded and moved I tried again. It worked. You don't push the car icon on the lower part of the switch. You push the blank side of the rocker at the top. No time lost though since no keys were found. The car isn't so crusty underneath. It has 67k original miles. The exterior looks awful from someone grinding past the gel coat to trying to do his own paint prep. /
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Report this Post08-25-2014 06:28 AM Click Here to See the Profile for my-fieroClick Here to Email my-fieroSend a Private Message to my-fieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
under the steer (rigth side) is a relay 3pins, take this out.



and put +12v on the black/white cable.



.....A.....
B........C (on C +12V)



it just pop open the trunk


Sory for my english, but i hope to help you.
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