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Old 02-22-2011, 11:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Help needed! Dead battery, dead key, can't get into trunk nor the hood...

Hey guys! I'm new to this forum and I have a big problem with my car! My e46 2002 330i sedan has a complete dead battery and also key. I cannot access the trunk nor the hood (I think the cable snapped) to jump the car Any suggestions on how I can charge the battery? Thanks!
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You can still open the trunk by inserting the key into the slot and turning it one way or the other.

I did this just the other day, I unhooked the battery (because I was removing the alternator) and closed the trunk lid. They key itself can still open the trunk with dead batteries.
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Hi thanks for the reply! Tried this the other day but still no luck I turned the key both ways but still won't open. Maybe my trunk is also jammed I'm thinking I might have to tow this car and bring it to the shop to do it... gunna put a big hole in my pocket sigh...

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