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Old 03-28-2011, 02:48 PM
nando416 nando416 is offline
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M5 battery disconnected and closed trunk by accident

hi, did something stupid and closed my trunk while battery was disconnected. how do i get back into trunk or power car in order to reach battery???? please help. thank you.

its an 07 M5.
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Old 07-30-2011, 05:53 PM
hkwtfm hkwtfm is offline
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Did you find a solution?

I'm a retard and just did the exact same thing. Please PLEASE let me know how you got it open.

Thanks!
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Old 08-30-2011, 12:37 PM
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You Guys could stil use your key,and open the trunk lid manual
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Old 08-30-2011, 01:01 PM
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You Guys could stil use your key,and open the trunk lid manual
Yup if you turn the key, the trunk will still unlock mechanically
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Old 09-01-2011, 04:01 PM
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There's no keyhole for the trunk on the E60 M5.. What you have to do is takeout the rear seat. To do that you need to grab the front (where your knees would be) of the seat and yank upwards off the 2 mounts. After the seat is out you'll see a ring at the end of a wire, just pull the ring and your trunk should unlock... Hope this helps.. Takecare..
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Old 09-03-2011, 06:01 AM
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How about using a battery jumper from another car?
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Old 09-08-2011, 12:34 PM
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You could connect a battery charger to the positive terminal located under the hood and the negative to some ground. That should provide you the juice to power the accessories ie power door unlock. The M5 does actually have an external key to open the trunk, but it is located under the panel where the license plate attaches. It is in the same location as the regular 5 series. Unfortunately it is not something easily removed - held in by 2 screws and a lot of double sided tape - I had to redo the double sided tape once because it was coming apart.
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Old 09-17-2011, 09:06 AM
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Hooking up jumper cables under the hood should do the trick.
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:28 AM
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You could connect a battery charger to the positive terminal located under the hood and the negative to some ground. That should provide you the juice to power the accessories ie power door unlock. The M5 does actually have an external key to open the trunk, but it is located under the panel where the license plate attaches. It is in the same location as the regular 5 series. Unfortunately it is not something easily removed - held in by 2 screws and a lot of double sided tape - I had to redo the double sided tape once because it was coming apart.
I couldn't find this in my car. Is it under the rear license plate panel? Would you mind posting a picture where it is located?

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Old 09-27-2011, 09:29 AM
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The easiest way to open the trunk to an E60 if you have access to the cabin is to use the manual release. Attached is a visual guide to how to do this.

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