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Old 11-13-2008, 07:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey im having my e36 painted on my exterior only no jambs or anything does anyone know how to disable the trunk lock so nobody can get in? they will have my key but i dont want to chance getting my subs stolen and please dont say take them out if that was the case i would of done it thanks
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do you have the vallet key? lock the trunk and give them the vallet key.
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Old 11-16-2008, 10:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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+1 vallet key will open the door and turn on the car, will not open trunk or glove compartment
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Old 11-16-2008, 10:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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And if you have an inside trunk release (and maybe fuel door opener), you wanna use the main key to lock those too.
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Odd question, but which one is the vallet key? When I bought my e36, I only got 3 keys and I'm not sure if I got that one of not.

Anyone have a screen shot of the keys with labels? :P
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The valet key is the simplest one. You can just try the trunk or glove box locks; it's the key that won't open those.
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The valet key is the simplest one. You can just try the trunk or glove box locks; it's the key that won't open those.
Ah nice. Thanks witeshark.
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Odd question, but which one is the vallet key? When I bought my e36, I only got 3 keys and I'm not sure if I got that one of not.

Anyone have a screen shot of the keys with labels? :P
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hey im having my e36 painted on my exterior only no jambs or anything does anyone know how to disable the trunk lock so nobody can get in? they will have my key but i dont want to chance getting my subs stolen and please dont say take them out if that was the case i would of done it thanks
in order to tape the car PROPERLY they will need access to the trunk
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in order to tape the car PROPERLY they will need access to the trunk
absolutly! They will definately have to have access to the trunk.
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if you want to protect your subs get a roll of duct tape and a split open cardboard box cut the box to the shape of the inside of your boot and just tape it up in front of your subs like a false back to your boot, the cardboard and tape will seal up the part of your boot that your subs are in stopping any sanding dust or crap getting in there and no one will be able to see what you have in there
! And you really do want then to be able to get in there you don’t want to get those heinous lines around your doors trunk etc! Why you not getting jams done if you don’t mind me asking?
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i just took them out this post is old i just wanted to not leave my question un answered i took them out and they held my car way longer then i was told so im glad i did they broke my shift knob too the pics in the sig what do you think?
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