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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 08-30-2004, 09:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My car (BMW 320) battery is flat and I can not open the trunk to access the battery. I tried to jump start the car using the battery extension at the front of the car, but it did not work. Does anyone know how I could open the trunk????
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Old 08-30-2004, 10:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I used the key but it won't work. I can not even turn it in the lock of the trunk.
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The lack of battery power shouldn't affect the ability to open sinlge operations. I had a low battery and I was still able to turn the key in the drivers door to open the lock. In regard to the trunk though, you have to turn the key so tha the hole is horizontal and push with tbutton with the key in the hole still. That should probably work... I've opened my trunk with no battery power too. It's tough but do-able.

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Old 08-30-2004, 12:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks Preston,
I have tried to do that, but I can put the key only vertically. I can not turn it right or left to make it horizontal.... I really wonder why...
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The lock must be seized, soak it witth WD 40
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Recharge your battery through the cigarette lighter.
They make cheap trickle chargers to do this.
The dome light circuit can also be used if you must.
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Thanks!
I just found and bought one of those cables. It says it should take about 10 minutes.
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