im reposting this with more info


Asked by Mar 28, 2013 at 07:05 PM about the 1989 Porsche 944

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have a 89 944 porche, took dead battery out to get new one, now i cant reopen my hood, car is all electrical, so how do i get hood open to put new battery in please

3 Answers


You can plug into the cigarette lighter socket. They are usually hot all the time.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

I'm with tenspeed on this one, you should be able to buy a cable that has battery clips on one end and a Male lighter plug on the other.


Sorry, guys, but nope, won't work. The lighter is not powered until the ignition is turned on. Bosch has been doing that for YEARS. Turning on the ignition switch may or may not make the contact since there is no power to the system until some gets introduced, somewhere. Check the owner's manual. It will have, somewhere, a procedure for opening the hood in the case of total electrical failure.

Best Answer Mark helpful

Your Answer


Looking for a Used 944 in your area?

CarGurus has 71 nationwide 944 listings starting at $9,998.


Porsche 944 Experts

  • #1
    Robert DeNicola
  • #2
    Adam Morgan
  • #3
    Stephen Smith
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Porsche 911
87 Great Deals out of 5,120 listings starting at $8,998
Used Porsche 928
38 listings
Used Porsche 924
12 listings
Used Chevrolet Corvette
88 Great Deals out of 15,657 listings starting at $4,500
Used Porsche 964
1 listing
Used BMW 3 Series
899 Great Deals out of 32,968 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Mustang
289 Great Deals out of 38,325 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Camaro
246 Great Deals out of 29,823 listings starting at $4,980
Used BMW M3
19 Great Deals out of 1,738 listings starting at $5,495
Used Mazda MX-5 Miata
47 Great Deals out of 4,387 listings starting at $1,495

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.