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Old 12-17-2014, 06:19 PM
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Help!!! TRUNK WONT OPEN

Guys this is so troubling as I cannot get into my trunk. The remote won't open it, neither will the key or the button inside the car. The valet lick isn't locked. Is there a solution?

The BMW Stealership said its a problem with the actuator and they're asking for almost $1000 to fix this. I'm in New Jersey. I don't mind driving to get it fixed out here in the east coast please. I have a sub in the trunk. Idk what can be done to
open this. Please help!!!
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Old 12-17-2014, 08:53 PM
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You can manually open the trunk with you metal key. Look next to the license plate lights you will see a key hole...press the button on your fob...pull out the metal key and open the trunk with it
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Old 12-18-2014, 01:21 AM
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You can manually open the trunk with you metal key. Look next to the license plate lights you will see a key hole...press the button on your fob...pull out the metal key and open the trunk with it

I put the key in but it won't open the trunk still. Trust me I've tried a lotta times
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Old 12-18-2014, 07:29 AM
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Is there a ski pass thru in the center rear seat of the 750? If so, find location of the emergency trunk release in the owners manual (probably on drivers side - the handle in case someone gets locked in the trunk). Send a small person in there to pull the handle.

PS - The sub is probably bad by now, I wouldn't eat it.
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Old 12-18-2014, 09:20 AM
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I put the key in but it won't open the trunk still. Trust me I've tried a lotta times
When you put the key in..you can actually turn the key or is the lock frozen. If turning the key does not do anything then the actual trunk lock is probably stuck.
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Old 12-18-2014, 09:20 AM
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When you put the key in..you can actually turn the key or is the lock frozen. If turning the key does not do anything then the actual trunk lock is probably stuck.

When I turn the key left, nothing happens. It just turns and nothing lifts
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Old 12-18-2014, 09:25 AM
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When I turn the key left, nothing happens. It just turns and nothing lifts
With the key turned... Have you tried jiggling the trunk a bit while trying to lift it? Other than that it's going to be difficult. I think the bumper might need to come off to manually release the trunk
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Old 12-18-2014, 09:26 AM
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With the key turned... Have you tried jiggling the trunk a bit while trying to lift it? Other than that it's going to be difficult. I think the bumper might need to come off to manually release the trunk

I understand that there is an emergency latch in there. What I wanna know is whether it is to the left or to the right
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I understand that there is an emergency latch in there. What I wanna know is whether it is to the left or to the right
Do you have a ski pass? My car is parked for the winter but I can check which side it's on for you in a bit...need about an hour
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Old 12-18-2014, 09:31 AM
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Do you have a ski pass? My car is parked for the winter but I can check which side it's on for you in a bit...need about an hour

Yeah I have a ski pass. Thanks bro.
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Old 12-28-2014, 04:35 AM
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Does anyone know who could help me with this trunk problem? In in the New York/New Jersey area and willing to go as far as Maryland to get it fixed
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Old 01-06-2015, 09:08 AM
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My trunk opens and closes on its own... Happened all the time, even when I was driving. I ended up just pulling the fuse out and opening it manually. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-11-2015, 03:20 AM
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Hello from France

@adewest : if you can reach the trunk lock from inside with your ski pass, you can take off three black hole cap of the center of the lower fixed plastic part where is installed the lock engine , you can insert an allen tool to remove the three screws then lock pad is not fixed to the body anymore but the fixed plastic part black will block the removal then you will have to break it with a hammer I think to be able to pull up the trunk with the lock motorized system included.

But may be did you already fixed your trouble ?

@ChanceDE65 : do you have an automatic hydraulic trunk ?
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Old 01-13-2015, 03:56 PM
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@ChanceDE65 : do you have an automatic hydraulic trunk ?

Yeah it is. I've had mechanics look at it but all they could tell me was that they needed to run more tests, but never did... So I've been without a trunk for the last 6 or 7 months. The trunk works (kinda) when I need it to. But it opens slowly and never all the way. It usually ends up falling down midway through the process of opening. The biggest problem is that it won't stay closed. I could be driving down a highway or just driving down the street and the trunk will just randomly open. It's almost like it has a mind of its own... So I just pulled the fuse out for now until I can figure it out.
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Old 01-13-2015, 11:34 PM
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Hello,
I made a complete retrofit on my 745i because i hadn't this funny option and now it perfectly works.

First thing to do is to check your oil level of the pump, if you have a leak then pump can't totaly open or close the trunk.
Other think can be dead springs, all is working fine on mine but i bought two new springs at my bmw dealer.
If pump is too low because of leak, the trunk lid security system which check the speed of the opening and closing action can stop the action.

Oil pump is on the rear right side of the trunk
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