Can’t release “P” after the battery charge

Discussion in 'California/Portofino/Roma' started by Broiler010, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. Broiler010

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    Mar 27, 2019
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    hiroaki hayashi
    My 2010 Cali.’s battery had died after 10 days of not driving. So I charged it with a charger and the engine had started, tie air, the stereo all work fine.

    But the trunk doesn’t close nor the fuel lid doesn’t open, and the worst of all, I can’t release the parking brake that I can’t go anywhere.

    Are there ways to solve this, or do I just wait till the battery gets charged more?
    I’ve been sitting like 20, 30 minutes with the engine running that it might even be out of gas before anything.
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  3. vjd3

    vjd3 Formula 3
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    I would shut it down, disconnect the negative terminal on the battery for a few minutes, reconnect, cross your fingers and restart.
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  4. ttforcefed

    ttforcefed F1 World Champ
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    Aug 22, 2002
    yep exactly. id actually just buy a new interstate battery and go from there. if that battery is original its overstayed its welcome by a long shot.
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  5. Randy R

    Randy R Formula Junior
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    Jul 23, 2011
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    Try holding the key fob unlock and trunk release buttons simultaneously for 5 seconds.
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  6. Il Co-Pilota

    Il Co-Pilota F1 Rookie
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    May 29, 2019
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    Disconnect the battery for 10 minutes. Then reconnect. Follow the reset procedure as shown in your owners manual, where there is a guide for resetting the system after having the battery disconnected.

    If that does not work, I'm afraid you're looking at either having a tech come to you, or manually releasing the brake and then taking the car to the dealer.

    But try a "hard" reset first with the battery disconnected for 10+ minutes. Reattach and follow the steps as oer your manual. It is very likely to fix it.
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  8. Broiler010

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    Mar 27, 2019
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    hiroaki hayashi
    Thank you everyone!
    This is what I tried and worked.
    I shut the car off, left it for a few hours, and then opened the trunk, this time with the key remote,
    and it worked.
    And then for some reason, the button for the trunk and and the fuel lid by the seat, started to work as well.
    And then started the engine, and was able to release the parking brake too.
  9. Motob

    Motob Formula 3
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    Nov 11, 2003
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    Brian Brown
    If you read the owners manual, you would see that you have to initialize the door lock system by locking and unlocking the doors after disconnecting the battery.
    Otherwise the trunk, fuel door release and top operation will be deactivated.
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  10. Broiler010

    Broiler010 Rookie

    Mar 27, 2019
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    hiroaki hayashi
    So it's more like "as it says in the manual" and not "for some reason"!!
    thank you very much :)
  11. Carnut

    Carnut F1 Rookie
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    I do agree that you might want to get a new battery OP. These cars are tricky when it comes to batteries, and my cars sit without chargers for longer than 10 days very often and they all start up. I keep a spare battery for all my cars and I have a shop type battery recycler that can also test the batteries ability to hold a charge
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