Open Boot - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 01-09-2005, 01:58 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
john528 is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
How does one open the boot/trunk/luggage compartment when the key, remote, and buttons do not work?

I have power and when I try any of the obvious ways of opening the boot I can hear the solinoid cycle through several times but the latch does not open.

I do not appear to have any portal into the boot from the passenger cabin like fold down seats of ski hole.

Any suggestions? I have seen a few postings wimilar to this but with no fixes articulated.

btw - sods law I need the boot today to pack the car up for our summer holidays!
john528 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 01-09-2005, 02:22 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
john528 is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
I should have noted I have a 1998 e39 528i sedan.
john528 is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 01-09-2005, 07:06 PM
5th Gear Member
 
billB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,635
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
billB has a reputation beyond repute billB has a reputation beyond repute billB has a reputation beyond repute billB has a reputation beyond repute billB has a reputation beyond repute billB has a reputation beyond repute billB has a reputation beyond repute billB has a reputation beyond repute billB has a reputation beyond repute billB has a reputation beyond repute billB has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Yahoo to billB
Below was a reply to a similar problem posted on the net..I haven't tried it myself.

ok do you have 2 holes behind your licence plate to where you attach your licence plate via screws.....if so then from the right one in a dead straight line approx 7 cm away going to the right drill a hole approx 0.5cm in diameter once your through the metal plate behind the bodywork insert a small piece of wire but something quite rigid and just try to locate the rod that connects from the boot (trunk) lock in which you insert your key to where the
actuall lock is between the boot (trunk) and the body of the car, once you move that, it will pop the soleniod open.....the reason for the sticky pad is that here in the uk we dont use the screws to hold the licence plate as it spoils the look instead we use very strong adhesive pads so what i maent was after you finished you would just apply one of these over the hole and it we never even be seen again....hope this helps....


MAKE SENSE? ANYONE?
billB is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 01-10-2005, 01:00 PM
1st Gear Member
 
PJV 528's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: London, UK
Posts: 186
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
PJV 528 is an unknown quantity at this point
I have a button in the cabin to open my boot. Its right next to the lever which pops the bonnet.

<a href='http://www.photobox.co.uk/album/1118083' target='_blank'>Check out my ride!!!</a>

<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'>(From Family Guy) Brian to peter: Well peter you've only got a couple hours left. If your gonna pull a party outta your ass you might wanna stand up!</div>
PJV 528 is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 01-10-2005, 05:08 PM
5th Gear Member
 
billB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,635
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
billB has a reputation beyond repute billB has a reputation beyond repute billB has a reputation beyond repute billB has a reputation beyond repute billB has a reputation beyond repute billB has a reputation beyond repute billB has a reputation beyond repute billB has a reputation beyond repute billB has a reputation beyond repute billB has a reputation beyond repute billB has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Yahoo to billB
Quote:
Originally posted by PJV 528@Jan 10 2005, 08:00 PM
I have a button in the cabin to open my boot. Its right next to the lever which pops the bonnet.
[snapback]268153[/snapback]
True but I am sorry PJV: John 528 stated that he tried the KEY, REMOTE, BUTTON and it did not work.
billB is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 01-10-2005, 05:27 PM
LOS
4th Gear Member
 
LOS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: L.A Calif.
Posts: 863
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
LOS is an unknown quantity at this point
John528, try calling or sending bavauto.com an email

Vey likely the'll have a solution or at least tell you what to replace once you open the trunk!


LOS
LOS is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 01-11-2005, 01:32 PM
1st Gear Member
 
PJV 528's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: London, UK
Posts: 186
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
PJV 528 is an unknown quantity at this point
Oh ok, sorry bill, gotta start readin stuff properly!

<a href='http://www.photobox.co.uk/album/1118083' target='_blank'>Check out my ride!!!</a>

<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'>(From Family Guy) Brian to peter: Well peter you've only got a couple hours left. If your gonna pull a party outta your ass you might wanna stand up!</div>
PJV 528 is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 01-29-2005, 08:38 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
john528 is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Thanks guys, found the solution went on holidays just returned.

BTW - the solution was a little embarrassingly simple, use the manual key in the boot lock turned anticlockwise to the second notch. The extension to the second notch is a mechanical link to the boot latch bypassing the solinoid. I was stopping at the first notch unaware of the extension to the second notch.
john528 is offline  
#9 (permalink) Old 04-29-2006, 07:46 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
BARBAROS is on a distinguished road
Hi Guys, I had the same problem in my car 520 I 98, I tried John528's method and opened the boot, but, the boot light on the screen in the cabin is still on, What could be the reason for this and what is the solution ?. Thanks for your reply.
BARBAROS is offline  
#10 (permalink) Old 04-29-2006, 08:18 PM
Sodium Chloride
 
saltshaker185's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Louisville Ky
Posts: 3,762
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
saltshaker185 is a splendid one to behold saltshaker185 is a splendid one to behold saltshaker185 is a splendid one to behold saltshaker185 is a splendid one to behold saltshaker185 is a splendid one to behold saltshaker185 is a splendid one to behold saltshaker185 is a splendid one to behold saltshaker185 is a splendid one to behold
Send a message via AIM to saltshaker185 Send a message via MSN to saltshaker185
wow i would be poed if this happened to me... good luck!
saltshaker185 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NEW MATCHING SHIFT & E-BRAKE BOOT SET BMW E30 318 325 customshiftboot Aftermarket Parts 0 09-13-2005 10:59 PM
Urgent Help - Cant get into boot on my 740i fuzioneer 1,6,7,8 - Series and Mini Cooper 2 09-12-2005 05:14 PM
Boot Lid Won't Shut petal 1,6,7,8 - Series and Mini Cooper 1 12-28-2004 06:39 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome