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Old 04-30-2009, 04:59 AM
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1 series boot not unlocking

Hi,

i have a 54 1-series 120i. When pressing the unlock on the key fob, the boot does not pop (the rest of the central locking unlocks). Any ideas? It is a royal pain in the ... as i have a child seat in and putting a push chair into the boot via the folding down seats is not easy.

Please help?
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Old 04-30-2009, 05:35 PM
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You have to hold it down for a few seconds, if you're doing that I don't know. You could change the key to unlock everything with the door unlock.
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Old 05-01-2009, 08:30 AM
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its not the key as both my keys don't work. is there a another way of opening the boot?
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Old 05-01-2009, 11:31 AM
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If you program the key to unlock everything then it unlocks the trunk but it does not pop up. you have to pull it up with your hand. You sure you're holding down the correct part of the key for at least 5 seconds ?
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Old 05-01-2009, 07:06 PM
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Have you solved the issue?

If not, I bet you the problem is that the truck lock switch is on in the glove compartment. To find it, open up your glove compartment, get down really low and look towards the upper left side. You'll see there's a switch where you can either completely lock or unlock your trunk. It's part of a valet system. Hope that helps!

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Have you solved the issue?

If not, I bet you the problem is that the truck lock switch is on in the glove compartment. To find it, open up your glove compartment, get down really low and look towards the upper left side. You'll see there's a switch where you can either completely lock or unlock your trunk. It's part of a valet system. Hope that helps!

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This sounds like the answer. Wish I would have thought of it.
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Have you solved the issue?

If not, I bet you the problem is that the truck lock switch is on in the glove compartment. To find it, open up your glove compartment, get down really low and look towards the upper left side. You'll see there's a switch where you can either completely lock or unlock your trunk. It's part of a valet system. Hope that helps!

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That's what I was gonna say. Check the switch in the glovebox.
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Old 05-01-2009, 08:23 PM
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That's what I was gonna say. Check the switch in the glovebox.
No fair. I'll bet you looked in the manual.
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Old 05-02-2009, 06:56 AM
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No fair. I'll bet you looked in the manual.
I've read the manual so many times, I've almost memorised much of it
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Old 05-06-2009, 01:16 AM
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hi,

thanks for the replies. still no luck.

there is no switch in the glove compartment. At the back is a flap that pulls away and has the fuses on it. Is this what you mean???

Also is there a way to open the boot without the key? ie can the plastic facade in the boot it self be taken of and the boot popped manually?
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Old 05-06-2009, 09:40 AM
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Try dropping the rear seats and crawl inside. Then pull on the emergency handle.
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Old 05-07-2009, 04:21 AM
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where is this emergency handle you speak of?
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Old 05-08-2009, 08:24 AM
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Does the trunk open using the grip strip (soft touch pad) above the lic plate? I think the doors need to be unlocked as well
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Old 05-09-2009, 05:57 AM
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Try this:

Unlock the car with the remote control so all doors and boot are unlocked.
Then, with the boot closed, press and hold the boot unlock button on the remote for 1 second or longer and see if the boot pops open.
UK cars dont have the button in the glove box.

Let me know how you get on.
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Old 05-14-2009, 03:43 AM
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hi, i have managed to open the boot using the emergency handle. It seems to me that it is something electrical. Ie when pressiing the remote the boot is not lunlocking. I don't think it is a problem with the key fob (we have 2 and no difference), is it likely to be a fuse, wiring or something more complicated?
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Old 06-22-2009, 02:01 AM
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hi, i have managed to open the boot using the emergency handle. It seems to me that it is something electrical. Ie when pressiing the remote the boot is not lunlocking. I don't think it is a problem with the key fob (we have 2 and no difference), is it likely to be a fuse, wiring or something more complicated?
where is the emergency handle. the same problem happened to me
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Old 06-22-2009, 04:46 AM
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hi, i have managed to open the boot using the emergency handle. It seems to me that it is something electrical. Ie when pressiing the remote the boot is not lunlocking. I don't think it is a problem with the key fob (we have 2 and no difference), is it likely to be a fuse, wiring or something more complicated?
If you don't have the glovebox switch for enabling/disabling the remote boot unlocking, you probably have the switch in the boot lock itself. Is the boot lock slot horizontal or vertical? If it is horizontal, then try seeing if you can turn it to the vertical position and remove the key. The E46 3-series used this method of remote boot unlocking enable/disable. If this doesn't work, then it is probably electrical.
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