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Old 06-09-2019, 03:15 PM   #1
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Bus won't start: How to I open this door to the batteries?

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Road Sloth is finally title in hand, street legal, and registered but now she won't start! I think it's as simple as dead batteries but I can't open this door to access the batteries. Please see photos:
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Old 06-09-2019, 03:18 PM   #2
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Are the holes on the right latches? Look inside this holes to see if there’s a slot
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Old 06-09-2019, 03:46 PM   #3
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It's so hard to see in there. Not very open but I'll check rn. Thank you
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May be bolted closed with carriage bolts. Can you see if there are nuts on the back side of the skirt you can access?
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Try a screwdriver in there to unlock them.
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Old 06-09-2019, 05:26 PM   #7
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May be bolted closed with carriage bolts. Can you see if there are nuts on the back side of the skirt you can access?
No visible nuts, looks locked down. See pics:

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There is nothing behind the holes and screwdriver didnt work
Are the batteries somewhere else? Thomas chasis 87 Ford B700 DD 8.2L

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There is nothing behind the holes and screwdriver didnt work
Are the batteries somewhere else? Thomas chasis 87 Ford B700 DD 8.2L

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Pretty sure that is the right location. Thereís got to be a way to open the door. A release handle inside the cabin maybe?
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There is nothing behind the holes and screwdriver didnt work
Are the batteries somewhere else? Thomas chasis 87 Ford B700 DD 8.2L

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Try inserting a 3/8" ratchet extension in the 2 holes and turn ccw.
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