Locked Key in trunk 2005 645 cic
Hi guys yesterday while shopping i locked my only key in the trunk. The top was down but the car was locked to set the alarm. I came out of the store popped the trunk with the button on the key, loaded the groceries and must have left the key in the trunk. When the alarm is set, you can not pop the trunk with the button by the foot well. on a 2005, BMW assist cant remotely unlock the car. All a lock smith could do was drill out the lock. I decided not to go that route.
So here is a solution that really works. Some cars have a ski pass through mine does not, it has a plastic tub behind the first aid center cushion. You can quickly remove the cushion to see what I mean. You need to remove the four torx bolts holding it in. You can then push the soft fabric backing down and see the emergency trunk release handle. I fabricated a tool to grab it, a coat hanger taped to a bamboo garden stake. I also taped a small LED flashlight to the end of it. One more thing, to remove the plastic tub mentioned above, you need to remove the back seat, very easy. Remove the bottom first, just pull it straight up and remove from the car. The back comes out very easily too. remove the two speed nuts at the bottom, then push the seat back straight up. this allows you to remove the tub. I can send pictures if anyone would like.
I will be ordering an extra key tomorrow.