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Old 04-05-2014, 03:28 PM
Loopycann Loopycann is offline
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Question Trunk trouble has me coming to best BMW site

Hello fellow Bimmerfest members,
I've not been member of a BMW site before so I hope I post this correctly...
I'm a 50 year old lady with her first 1998 BMWz3 M SERIES (don't know if its a TRUE M,but it has some features of 1)
I've driven Detroit Muscle cars all my life and really enjoy this present car all the more now that I don't want to work on my ride all the time.
I love this car so much more.No problems in the past two years.Miles-his name-has been a pleasure to drive.I know now why BMW has such dedicated and passionate owners.MILAGE was 140,000 when I purchased him 2 years ago ,now it's 158,000.Oh but today I picked up 2large pan pizzas and put them in the trunk .When I got home guess what? Even tho I didn't lock the trunk It WONT open. So here I am, on my way to a repair

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Old 04-05-2014, 04:51 PM
luigi524td luigi524td is online now
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I hope this is the easy solution. Check the position of the slot on the lock button ... if it is horizontal pushing the button will not actuate the trunk lock - it has to be in the vertical position.
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Old 04-09-2014, 04:21 AM
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Thank you so much for your reply.Seems I had the top down and when I put the pizza in the trunk and turned the engine off when I got to my destination,the trunk automatically locked itself.I had the key that you give to your service provider(mechanic,valet, etc.)so it dosent open trunk area or glovebox.Thus even tho the lock looked unlocked,the mechanism was lock on the inside electronically.Once I found my long lost key at home the trunk unlocked with a left right left motion.No where on the internet does it have this information of it locking the trunk automatically if the top is down.There is a lot of remedies of drilling holes under the emblem. I wonder if this is similar to what they were experiencing?
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