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Old 09-26-2011, 12:45 PM   #1
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Default Open Engine hatch without battery power on 2001 3500

Does anyone know how to open the engine hatch on a 3500 when there is no battery power?

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Old 09-26-2011, 01:03 PM   #2

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welcome to the zoo...I've often wondered that myself since mine is powered also...from what they told me when I bought the just grab the lift handles and have 2 strong backs to lift ain't easy....and your probably going to talk an octive higher for awhile....


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Old 09-26-2011, 01:07 PM   #3

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Isn't there a release on those for that very purpose? A friend installed an aftermarket hatch lift which comes with a release. I dont' recall whether it was in the handle or he had to raise the hatch a few inches and reach in and flip a lock. I'll have to ask him. The latter doesn't sound terribly safe.
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:41 AM   #4
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a frend of my made an external connection on the cabels at the inside of the boat so that he's always in the position to open the motorhatch (how he did it......i'm happy that i can drive the 35 ft bus of my work so........)

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