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I went on holiday and when I came back the battery on my S40

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I went on holiday and when I came back the battery on my S40 had gone flat. To compound matters as I tried to get in via the driver's door the handle snapped off. I am now not able to access the car. Any suggestions on how I can get access to the bonnet or charge the battery from an external source?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.
Hello A flat battery means you can't get the deadlock or alarm system to release its gripI'd start by charging the battery and as you can't get into the car/ boot the other way to do this is jack the car up so you can get under the front.Locate the starter motor and the large power cable that runs to it - connect the positive battery charger lead to this terminalthen connect the charger negative lead to the metal of the engine blockThis should complete the charging circuit and get some power into the battery allowing you into the car
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