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Old 03-29-2009, 06:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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dead battery and dead key.. cant get in trunk to jump car

I am new and have a big problem and can't find the answer anywhere. My 2001 325Ci has a dead battery and dead key. I cannot pop the trunk to jump the car. Any suggestions on how I can get in the trunk to where the battery is? Thanks
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you jump bmws under the hood. there is a red box(or black box with some red on it) under the hood with a + on it. hook up the - to any metal part of the engine.
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I am new and have a big problem and can't find the answer anywhere. My 2001 325Ci has a dead battery and dead key. I cannot pop the trunk to jump the car. Any suggestions on how I can get in the trunk to where the battery is? Thanks
Welcome to the Werkz.....there is a positive jumping terminal in the engine compartment on the passenger side as illustrated in pic below.....hook positive jumper here & negative to any grounding point on vehicle....

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that is good to know. I don't have a problem but good info. Why do bmw's have the battery in the trunk and the jumping terminal in the front?
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that is good to know. I don't have a problem but good info. Why do bmw's have the battery in the trunk
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