The all-new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 looks sleek, with all kinds of sporty design elements, including door handles hidden inside the side air intakes for a cleaner profile. Meanwhile, the all-new key fob provides standard keyless entry and start capabilities. However, what should owners do if the battery in their 2020 Corvette dies? In that scenario, they can use the physical key located inside the key fob to access the vehicle’s cabin, cargo areas, and jump-start the vehicle. The following video from Corvette Academy looks at exactly that.
The 2020 Corvette key fob comes with a button on the side of the fob that allows the user to remove the physical key. This key can then be inserted into the backup key cylinder located next to the door handle, inside the side air intake. This will open the driver-side door, allowing access to the cabin.
Access to the rear cargo area is provided via a backup key cylinder located behind the license plate. The license plate will need to be removed in order to access that backup key cylinder. From there, owners can use the physical key to open the hatch.
Access to the front cargo area (hood) is possible via the manual release cable loop located inside the cabin, underneath the driver-side dash. Find it just above the brake pedal. Pull this loop twice to release the front hood.
From there, the 2020 Corvette will probably need a jump. The battery is located in the front trunk / hood, and access to the battery can be found underneath the plastic cladding inside the front trunk.
With the front trunk / hood up, remove the left and right side shields located at the sides of the cowl cover.
This will allow the battery cowl cover to be removed, revealing the battery terminals underneath, allowing the vehicle to be jump-started.
Once power has been restored, the automatic windows will need to be reset.
Finally, if a passenger is inside the 2020 Corvette when it loses power or the battery is disconnected, pulling the door release levers located on the floor – between the seat and the door – will allow passengers to exit the vehicle.