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Old 09-02-2006, 12:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi guys

was just searching thru ebay and found a switch to unluck th trunk/boot from the inside of the car..

can anyone answer this question

is it pre-wired already and all i have to do is find the wire and add the switch

(like the cd changer in the trunk.that is pre wired)

or isnt it there
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Why in the hell do you need that when the alarm system from the factory has the trunk release on the key?
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when im sat in the car listening to the radio...its raining outside....
and the wife wants to get into the trunk with a load of shopping
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If I'm not mistaken, you can still use the one on the key from inside the car.
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Or you can just unlock the doors. That would unlock the trunk.

BMW took thse things into consideration, so there is no need for a separate control, which is why there is no easy way to just plug-and-play. To achieve this (which you seem determined to do, although I don't see why it is necessary), you will need to splice wires.

Short answer: no.
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hmmm.

the swith in question is a BMW original switch

but i wont do it anyway...easy to take key out and use key fob
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I'm confused here. My '01 330i has a trunk release above the hood release, you know, above the dead pedal. It's a little button you can press that does the same thing as the key fob. AFAIK, the key fob button doesn't work when you have the key in the ignition, so you have that problem as well.
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