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Old 01-08-2017, 09:42 AM
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Locked out of trunk! Dead battery

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My 2011 128i had a dead battery and I decided to replace it myself. Took out the old, shut the trunk and off to AutoZone I went. Oooops!!!! I cannot get back in the trunk as the vehicle does not have a battery in it to power the trunk release. Putting power through jump start point under hood does nothing. I'm told by a BMW service rep that the only way without drilling holes it to put 12 volt power onto the control module behind the glove box and then press the trunk release button. Has anybody done this? Instructions? Or a wiring diagram as to the power supply to the control module? Thank you very much!!!
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Old 01-08-2017, 11:43 AM
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Putting power through jump start point under hood does nothing.
Did your BMW guy explain this? It doesn't sound right to me. Try again.
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Old 01-08-2017, 12:54 PM
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Yes Doug. I have attempted providing power to the vehicle by using the jump start points but from what I understand, that does nothing if there is no battery in the car. A BMW service foreman told me the only way to get back into the trunk is by providing power directly to the control module behind the glove box and then pushing the trunk release button so that a new battery can be put in.
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Old 01-08-2017, 01:18 PM
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The Junction Box module is behind the glove box.
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:05 AM
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You don't have the flip out key on your fob?

Or this: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1326634

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Old 01-11-2017, 10:14 AM
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You don't have the flip out key on your fob?

Or this: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1326634
No keyhole in the trunk!!
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Old 01-14-2017, 01:31 PM
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Don't you have a small hidden compartment in de door of your trunk that you have to remove and a small cable comes out to open the trunk?
We had a dead battery as well and that was the only option to open the trunk from the inside.
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