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Old 11-23-2005, 09:56 PM
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Unhappy Locked Trunk!

I made a huge mistake today. I purchased an E90 alarm from the dealer, brought it home and installed it. No problems. Unfortunately, after I installed it, I realized that I had closed the trunk lid. Well as you might expect, step 1 in the installation process is to disconnect the battery in the trunk, which I did. But because I closed the trunk (can you believe it!) while the battery was still disconnected, I can't get into the trunk. I tried all keys in the trunk keyhole and none worked. They will turn but will not open the trunk. Hooking up jumper cables to the terminals under the hood (to get power to the electrical system long enough to pop the trunk) does not work either because the circuit is not complete if the battery is disconnected. Furthermore I do not have folding rear seats which would allow me access to the emergency release handle in the trunk. The only thing else I can think of is to remove the back seat to gain access. The seat cushion removes easily, but I am unable to remove the the seatback cushion. Any other ideas on how I can gain access to the trunk?
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Old 11-23-2005, 11:17 PM
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Unfortunately, to take out the rear back seat on the non-folding rear seats, you still need to get into the trunk and unlatch the rear seatback from there. There´s a safety latch that holds to upper end of the rear seatback that can only be reached from the underside of the rear parcel shelf. So your really out of luck there.

Best to call the dealer. Such a mishap must have happened at most dealerships before so they might now a trick.
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Old 11-24-2005, 02:20 AM
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One thought, is there any way to close the circuit that heads back to the battery from the engine compartment or possibly beneath the car? I have no idea where the battery leads are routed, but it might be an option. The wires have to get to the engine compartment somehow, so there might be a way to connect another battery to those wires, before it gets to the trunk where the battery normally is. If it were my car though, I think I'd want the dealer to do any kind of messing with the electrical system due to warranty issues and such. I'm definitely not a car expert of any sort but it's another idea.

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Old 11-24-2005, 03:11 AM
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piece of cake! there is a key inside yur key FOB.

take the key from your FOB, and open it manually. the key lock is underneath the trunklid rightside next to the tail light. once you insert the key, it will seem very tight turning it, and maybe you will be afraid to break the key, but it wont. check your manual too, and readup on it, if you want to be sure.

pg 29 and 34 of this manual
http://www.e90fanatics.com/pdf/E90_OwnersManual.pdf

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Good work ase2dais !
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Old 11-24-2005, 05:59 AM
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