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Son ran his battery flat the other day. I got home and told him to get his battery cables out and I would watch him hook up to jump it off. Ooppps, problem is his battery cables are in the trunk and the trunk won't open with no power!!!!

Did I miss something? Having a set of battery cables doesn't do a lot of good if the trunk can't be opened. I had cables so we got it jumped off. Now with it charged, I wonder if the button on the door would have released the trunk? I don't think so as I believe it is electrical and not mechanical.

I guess one could lower the rear seat and try to access the emergency release lever but if one has a trunk full of stuff, that may be a challenge.

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Did a search and didn't find anything on this.

Son ran his battery flat the other day. I got home and told him to get his battery cables out and I would watch him hook up to jump it off. Ooppps, problem is his battery cables are in the trunk and the trunk won't open with no power!!!!

Did I miss something? Having a set of battery cables doesn't do a lot of good if the trunk can't be opened. I had cables so we got it jumped off. Now with it charged, I wonder if the button on the door would have released the trunk? I don't think so as I believe it is electrical and not mechanical.

I guess one could lower the rear seat and try to access the emergency release lever but if one has a trunk full of stuff, that may be a challenge.

Thoughts and/or comments?
If you have a split rear seat unlatch the rear seat and reach through and grab your cables?
 

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I advise you to get one of those electronic quick charge and keep it in your glove box. I ran into the same problem when I had my Maxima. So I had to wait for Roadside to come to boost me. Than I seen the quick charge online and I ordered it. So no I am prepared. You wouldn't think that a non existing trunk lock and a key would be a big issue until your battery dies. I wonder when they are designing the car to they think about those minor things?
 

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Page 616 of the hatch owner's manual (can be downloaded online) explains how to open the hatch with a flat screwdriver.


In the middle bottom of the inside panel there is a small access panel. Pop off the cover and toggle the exposed lever.


Why did the battery die? If you left an interior light on, you might want to consider swapping out the stock incandescents for LED. They use 1/10 the power.
 

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Ahh great call I totally forgot about that^^^
 

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Thanks for the responses.

1. Folding down the rear seat is ok if you don't have a ton of stuff in the trunk and and reach back to the emergency release lever. On vacation I fear that wouldn't be an option.

2. My wife and my son's are both 2016 so they are not hatchbacks but I did find it on page 564 of our manual. BTW, he was washing the car and was playing the radio and left it in Accessory on.
Has anybody ever posted the ID numbers for the appropriate LED lights. A person named Masten created a list over on the Honda Pilot (now Piloteers due to Honda's lawyers) of the ID number for each of the different lights.

3. Agreed, it's a stupid setup.
 
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