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Old 05-26-2004, 07:57 AM
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accidently opening the trunk w/key remote

I can't count how many times I get into my car, turn it on and find that the trunk is ajar. I don't know if my key is extra sensitive or if I just hit it in my pocket or what, but it is kind of annoying. Am I the only one with this problen?
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Old 05-26-2004, 08:04 AM
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I always confuse the buttons and open my trunk by mistake...
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Old 05-26-2004, 08:11 AM
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I've had this problem a few times. I think I just hit it in my pocket. My car sits about 10 feet from my office, so I figure there's all kinds of unlocking/locking/trunk opening going on if my keys are in my pocket. I guess that's why they supply that leather pouch for the key. At least Global Imports in Atlanta did.
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Old 05-26-2004, 08:17 AM
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Count me in. I think it is even worse for those of us with the "old" key. The buttons are side by side vs front and back. Often I grab the key by the end with the buttons and if I don't judge the placement of my thumb just right, the trunk comes open
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Old 05-26-2004, 10:20 AM
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I can't count how many times I get into my car, turn it on and find that the trunk is ajar. I don't know if my key is extra sensitive or if I just hit it in my pocket or what, but it is kind of annoying. Am I the only one with this problen?
Mystery trunk opening is more common than most would realize. I had it happen a lot on my '02 325i. It annoyed me to the point that one day I drove home with the trunk ajar rather than stop and close it. A couple times I got it to close by hitting a bump, but that's not recommended... The ZHP isn't as bad but it happened recently. I usually double check the trunk after I park it at work and put the keys someplace else so they're not rattling around in my pants pocket.
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Old 05-26-2004, 10:41 AM
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If I'm wearing pants that don't exactly fit my now, er, slightly portly physique, I find that I can pop the trunk open by accident.
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Old 05-26-2004, 10:41 AM
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it has never happened to me, yet.
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Old 05-26-2004, 11:33 AM
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Never happened to me either. When in my pocket, I keep the key in the black leatherette case that came with the car.
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Old 05-26-2004, 11:55 AM
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Happens all the time - it seems to be the key ring that the dealer gave me, hits the trunk button all the time. Anyway to disable or make it so you have to hit the button twice?
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Old 05-26-2004, 12:20 PM
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Happened to me couple of times (and it's very annoying) but no more than that. The perfect solution would be automatic close/lock of the trunc when it's all the way down - that way you don't have to get out of the car to close it. I know I'm just dreaming...
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Old 05-26-2004, 12:55 PM
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1. Get in car. 2. Crank engine. 3. Adjust seating. 4. Turn on Sport Button. 5. Put on sun shades. 6. Engage reverse. 7. Notice "trunk ajar" light. 8. Shut off engine.
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Old 05-26-2004, 01:44 PM
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I can't count how many times I get into my car, turn it on and find that the trunk is ajar. I don't know if my key is extra sensitive or if I just hit it in my pocket or what, but it is kind of annoying. Am I the only one with this problen?
And I thought it was just me!
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Old 05-26-2004, 02:07 PM
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I gotta press the buttons on my key pretty hard for the buttons to work. And the range is short enough that I'm never close enough to the car to somehow 'accidentally' unlock it.
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Old 05-26-2004, 03:17 PM
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Old 05-26-2004, 03:32 PM
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I've done it probably a dozen times. None from the key in my pocket but just being clumsy pushing the buttons without looking at the key.
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Old 05-26-2004, 05:29 PM
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1. Get in car. 2. Crank engine. 3. Adjust seating. 4. Turn on Sport Button. 5. Put on sun shades. 6. Engage reverse. 7. Notice "trunk ajar" light. 8. Shut off engine.
You shut off the engine just to get out and close the trunk?
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Old 05-26-2004, 05:36 PM
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I went out to my car in the garage the other day, and it was unlocked and all the windows were down.. First time that happened to me. I must have had something pressing against the unlock button.

The trunk thing has only happened twice, that I recall.
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Old 05-26-2004, 06:04 PM
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Go to your dealer and get them to modifiy the key/car memory by plugging your car into their laptop with MODIC...

Among the MANY useful settings for car & key memory in the E46, there is a setting which alters the behaviour of the remote boot unlock button on the key...

You can have it to work whether the car is locked or unlocked (function:enabled) or when the car is unlocked only (function:disarmed). That way the only way the boot can open with the key remote is if you have already unlocked the doors with the remote.

There are other really cool features - check them out here - and get your dealer to set them up - should only take a minute or two...

http://www.bmwnation.com/tech/glossa...onfig_1999.pdf

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Old 05-26-2004, 06:09 PM
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I can't count how many times I get into my car, turn it on and find that the trunk is ajar. I don't know if my key is extra sensitive or if I just hit it in my pocket or what, but it is kind of annoying. Am I the only one with this problen?
Yup, happens fairly often with me, usually when I'm doing something like opening a door with the keys in my hand, and it gets pressed accidentally.

At least the OBC display let's you know the trunk's open.
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Old 05-26-2004, 06:10 PM
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Go to your dealer and get them to modifiy the key/car memory by plugging your car into their laptop with MODIC...

Among the MANY useful settings for car & key memory in the E46, there is a setting which alters the behaviour of the remote boot unlock button on the key...

You can have it to work whether the car is locked or unlocked (function:enabled) or when the car is unlocked only (function:disarmed). That way the only way the boot can open with the key remote is if you have already unlocked the doors with the remote.

There are other really cool features - check them out here - and get your dealer to set them up - should only take a minute or two...

http://www.bmwnation.com/tech/glossa...onfig_1999.pdf

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Neato.
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Old 05-26-2004, 06:26 PM
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Add another one to the clueless accidental trunk opener list.

Thanks for the key reprogram trick. I just had the car at the dealer because I thought the trunk was coming unlatched. They adjusted the rubber knobs in the trunk lid so that you really had to cram it shut, and it opened with a nasty clunk. I reaadjusted the knobs as they were before, and I'll have them set this up with the key, since apparently it was me opening it all along.
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Old 05-26-2004, 07:13 PM
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Never happened (so far). But I have noticed that my remote doesn't work unless I am within 10 feet of car. By then I've got my finger on the right button.
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Old 05-26-2004, 07:27 PM
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You shut off the engine just to get out and close the trunk?
I shut off the engine whenever I get out of the car.
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Old 05-26-2004, 09:30 PM
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it has never happened to me, yet.
Same here.
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Old 05-26-2004, 09:42 PM
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I shut off the engine whenever I get out of the car.
Why?
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