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Old 11-09-2010, 07:54 AM
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Has anyone ever noticed just how dirty the trunk lock gets? Has anyone either covered the lock over with a emblem or completely deleted it all togeather using just either the inside lock release or key?

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Old 11-09-2010, 09:03 AM
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Has anyone ever noticed just how dirty the trunk lock gets? Has anyone either covered the lock over with a emblem or completely deleted it all togeather using just either the inside lock release or key?

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You'll lose the valet lock-out feature by doing this.
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:10 AM
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What is the Valet Lock out feature? A perk that I did not know about?
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:37 AM
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What is the Valet Lock out feature? A perk that I did not know about?
The valet key can start the car, but it can not unlock the trunk or the glove box.
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:18 AM
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You'll lose the valet lock-out feature by doing this.
Not if you do it right.
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:20 AM
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The valet key can start the car, but it can not unlock the trunk or the glove box.
My glove box doesn't lock. Roadster does?

With the valent key the a pillar button doesn't work? I didn't know that. Never tried it.
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:35 AM
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I did not get a small black key with this car. Dealership was supposed to have ordered me one but it has not yet come in.

I may just get some insert and cover it up.
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:38 AM
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Just to clarify by delete I mean covering the lock over on the outside so you can't tell where the key should have been but not removing the locking mechanisms inside.

Give it a more custom look.




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Old 11-10-2010, 12:23 AM
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Just to clarify by delete I mean covering the lock over on the outside so you can't tell where the key should have been but not removing the locking mechanisms inside.
Give it a more custom look.

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Try a door plug from bumper plugs:
http://www.bumperplugs.com/BPindex.html
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Old 11-10-2010, 07:01 AM
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Thought about this mod several times when I had my M roady.
I never did get around to it.
It's really too bad that they didn't do the Roundel latch, like on the coupe.
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Yes I know, the clean look on the coupe is great.
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:50 AM
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And that is something I never knew, that the Coupe does not have it ...
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Old 11-10-2010, 07:33 PM
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My glove box doesn't lock. Roadster does?
It's not the actual glove box that locks, but the "oddments" tray.
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:39 PM
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It's not the actual glove box that locks, but the "oddments" tray.
Glove box was mentioned.
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:22 PM
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I looked but I could find no locking feature on the glove box.

I wonder if there is a paint that would adhere to the lock. I would have to be really careful not to get it every where.

Might even be better to take the lock out and then paint it. Couple of possiblities.

I did send a picture and speak to the folks at bumper plugs. But with the key well being so shallow I don't think a plug would have anything to latch on to.

Thanks for the ideas.

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Old 11-11-2010, 07:43 AM
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Getting rid of the trunk lock might be a bad idea, you don't want access to the battery reliant on having power.
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:47 AM
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That thought had crossed my mind, I was thinking of some kind of under the fender pull release might be possible.

I intend to work on it, I will show you what I come up with.

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How about retrofitting a coupe latch?
that would be amazing!
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You'll lose the valet lock-out feature by doing this.
To my knowledge, there is no valet lock-out feature on the Z4M Roadster...I asked about this in a prior thread some years ago. The car comes with two full-function keys (with the buttons on them) and one wallet key which is a full key and not a valet key.
There's no way to lock the trunk and/or centre console and give the valet a separate key on my 2007 MR. If you know of something different, please let us know!!!
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:24 AM
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To my knowledge, there is no valet lock-out feature on the Z4M Roadster...
That's correct. M Coupe as well. Page 18 in the owners manual.
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Old 11-11-2010, 08:40 PM
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It's not the actual glove box that locks, but the "oddments" tray.
My M Coupe oddments doesn't lock. Must be broke.
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