I've just joined thank you, hoping for help with my 2012 Qashqai

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Madmick
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Qashqai Model: Mk.1 Qashqai - J10 (2006–2013)

I've just joined thank you, hoping for help with my 2012 Qashqai

Post by Madmick » Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:21 am

Hiya,
Newbie looking for help. My new battery goes flat after a couple of weeks of not using the car and I get locked out.
No problem. .. I went to open the bonnet, the manual door key does not work ... er why? .. er because the battery is flat? .. Crazy?
I was in the garage trade years ago, I managed to get the door open by jumping the starter motor while using the fob,
(getting underneath putting 12volts to the starter/battery cable). I opened the bonnet, got the car started, went on a run and charged the battery.
So now I have a fully charged new battery and cleaned battery connections, full service, low mileage Qashqai with 2 working key fobs.
I have installed a hidden makeshift way to open the bonnet (in case it happens again) and I'm all good to go.
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QUESTION?
Why won't my manual key open or lock the door. It's not seized and working freely.
P.S. sorry about long drivel. regards Madmick

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gloucester
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Joined: Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:04 am
Location: Gloucestershire, England
Qashqai Model: Mk.2 Qashqai - J11 (2013–2017)

Re: I've just joined thank you, hoping for help with my 2012 Qashqai

Post by gloucester » Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:52 am

Welcome to this forum.

I'm surprised it wouldn't open the door.
(2015 Nissan Qashqai Tekna DIG-T 1.2 sold 15/6/18) ~ 2018 Suzuki Ignis SZ5 - 2018 Yamaha MT-07

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