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Old 04-07-2009, 12:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Trunk and Electrical Problem

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Issue at hand is I am having problems getting into my trunk. Both batteries are dead, and the key dosent open the latch. I just purchaced the car from my family member and it has been through some rough times. Now I see a dent below the latch on the rear fender area. Cant get in from behind the seats either. Other than a locksmith, dynamite and a blowtorch are there any ideas out there.

Also i seen a 840i with those "lambo" doors. It didnt look bad but it felt kinda like clipping your dogs ears, it will make him look mean but is it worth hurting him for your own ego. Well sumthin like that.

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Not much you can do except get a good locksmith!

Good luck, tell us what you ended up doing for the archives!

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The key should open the trunk manually, are you sure the locks not seized as this is the problem 9/10 as people dont use the key due to lazy mans electrics!!! squirt loads of WD40 or similar in to the lock leave 10 minutes, then spray the key put in and start side to side motion the lock should unlock.
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here is a pic of your "lambo-door E31"

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Los you are right on time. The one I saw was silver but still the same. It looks nice but it seems to take away from the originality. Or am I just blowing smoke.

Marti5 I will try it and see what happens. The lock turns but not all of the way. Like it is stopping or somtheing. If not then comes the locksmith. I will post for future. Anyone else have ideas please post.
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Los you are right on time. The one I saw was silver but still the same. It looks nice but it seems to take away from the originality. Or am I just blowing smoke.

Marti5 I will try it and see what happens. The lock turns but not all of the way. Like it is stopping or somtheing. If not then comes the locksmith. I will post for future. Anyone else have ideas please post.
If my way does not work, do you not have an incabin button for the boot? if so and this does not work it may be a fuse thats blown??
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OK, in regards to my post of locked outta my trunk the spray oil in the trunk didnt work. I have one question, does the 850 have the emergency trunk latch on the inside? If not then the anwser lies with my local locksmith.
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Allll righttieeee folks. Sorry it took so long to get back but here we go. First, if you loose all battery power in your 8 series and your lock mechanism dosent work, u wil first have to drill a hole in the back of the trunk behind the BMW emblem. Then cut an hole the same size of the emblem and remove the latch and assy. After a few tears u will see the trunk is open. The rest is up to your locksmith. Reassemble, cry and then bodyshop weld. Will post new problem in next post. Be afraid, be very afraid.
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