Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E39 (1997 - 2003)

E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-10-2015, 08:53 PM
zabrak999 zabrak999 is offline
Registered User
Location: Oregon
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 64
Mein Auto: nothing
battery dead, trunk won't open - HELP!

Hey there,

so my battery is dead (it's completely out of the car now and is in a shop), however I'll of course need to open my trunk back open when I buy a new battery, you know.

So, I inserted my key in the trunk, turned it to the right (this was odd because 99% of the time to unlock things you turn to the left), and it opened.

I closed the trunk, and when I tried to open it again it won't work...I turn the key to both the right and left, and don't get ANY results.

Think bringing a a car to the front engine, and use jumper cables will momentarily get my electronics working so I can push a button to open it?
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 01-10-2015, 08:59 PM
edjack edjack is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: San Jose, CA
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 9,934
Mein Auto: '97 540i 6 speed
Turn the key 90 deg to the left, a mechanical trigger.
__________________


Ed in San Jose '97 540i 6 speed aspensilber over aubergine leather. Build date 3/97. Golden Gate Chapter BMW CCA Nr 62319.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-10-2015, 09:07 PM
zabrak999 zabrak999 is offline
Registered User
Location: Oregon
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 64
Mein Auto: nothing
Quote:
Originally Posted by edjack View Post
Turn the key 90 deg to the left, a mechanical trigger.

Yeah, just tried that and it worked indeed. I didn't do a hard left earlier...

Thanks!

feel free to lock the thread, mods.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-11-2015, 08:56 AM
bluebee's Avatar
bluebee bluebee is offline
Seek to understand,^Value
Location: San Jose, California
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 22,417
Mein Auto: 02 BMW 525i M54 auto 130K
See also:
- How to open the trunk manually when you have a dead 12v car battery (1) (2)
__________________
Please read the suggested threads, where the best always add value to those threads, either by pictures or by descriptions, so the next person with the same problem stands on your shoulders.
See also: E39 Bestlinks & How to easily find what you need
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E39 (1997 - 2003)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:01 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms