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7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
Discussion of BMW's 4th generation E65/E66 7 Series flagship. The E65 generated much controversy, due to its radical styling and iDrive user difficulties. Nonetheless, the E65 broke records to become the best-selling 7-series iteration ever, especially after its 2005 facelift.

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Old 04-05-2011, 06:20 AM
Almondus Almondus is offline
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Mein Auto: 1996 735iL
03 745Li - Trunk problems

From my research around this I understand that the trunk functions can be disabled when there is an electrical disruption. This can be rectified by:
1. triggering the latch manually, by using a hard object to close the latch.
Then either:
2. unlocking the latch with the small manual lever (on the catch mechanism)
3. Activating the key fob trunk unlock button.

I have a similar trunk problem, ie. Need to use the key manually, but mine problem began spontaneously: no electrical disruption, so I'm still stuck!

Hope this helps!
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Old 08-08-2011, 11:15 AM
yamein1212 yamein1212 is offline
Location: OHIO
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 17
Mein Auto: 2003 745li
Help with trunk

Originally Posted by BRIGADA View Post
Guys, if anyone needs help just reply
Figured I would reply. My trunk does not close all the way it goes down a little but never fully suctions in. DId you have a fix for this? Thanks in advance...
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:14 PM
ilbruns ilbruns is offline
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Location: chicago
Join Date: May 2008
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Mein Auto: 745i
Thumbs up E65 Trunck Release

Read the threads and never even thought about the center console/armrest. checked the switch and it was on lock. flipped the switch to unlock and pushed the button and it worked. I was thinking fuse but every time I used the key the electric release made noise so assumed power to it. I was getting ready to tear into it, but searched here first.

Thanks for the note of the switch as I was embarrassed having to turn off the car to get out and open the trunk with a key.

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