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I have a 2008 Prius with remote keyless entry. I accidentally drained my battery by mistake. The locks do not respond, and trying to turn on the power puts the car into a strange low power error state.

I would like to open the hatch to get to the auxiliary battery, but I cannot find an exterior keyed lock or other switch to open it.

Is there a way I can open the hatch even if the battery is dead? Is there some kind if internal switch to open it?

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See here for a step-by-step and pictures.

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Thank you. I verified that this technique does work. And my, that level is both hard to see and hard to manipulate! –  Paul Williams Oct 6 '13 at 17:16
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While this may technically answer the question, Stack Exchange answers should be self-contained and the final stop for the solution to the problem in the question. It would be preferable for you to summarize the linked material here. Otherwise, the answer is at risk of losing its usefulness due to link rot. –  Josh Caswell Oct 7 '13 at 7:59
    
@JoshCaswell - I'm sorry I don't meet your standard. It appears that you're displeased with the quality of my answer. I look forward to seeing your answer, which I'm sure will be more comprehensive and avoid the link rot issue. –  GreaseMonkey Oct 7 '13 at 8:34
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@FriendlyGreasemonkey it's not JoshCaswell's standards it's the community's. Provide context for links Links to external resources are encouraged, but please add context around the link so your fellow users will have some idea what it is and why it’s there. Always quote the most relevant part of an important link, in case the target site is unreachable or goes permanently offline. Please see the Help section for more information –  Larry Oct 7 '13 at 20:59
    
"Step-by-step and pictures" was ample context for the link. Seems there are more people critiquing the answers than those providing them in this "community." Pity that. –  GreaseMonkey Oct 8 '13 at 2:41
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