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Old 05-27-2012, 09:37 AM
NAVYMAN NAVYMAN is offline
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Trunk is open and latch stuck in closed position

94 525i. Trunk latch is stuck in the closed position & as a result I cannot close trunk. It seems to be jammed pretty good & I cannot get it to the open position. Any suggestions? I tried to insert photo, but can only get the web page it is on, so click on the web address & you will see my dilemma.

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Old 05-27-2012, 10:27 AM
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I don't have access to a wiring diagram at the moment but I doubt the lock is energized. Stick a screwdriver where the latch pin would typically be in the closed position and pull down.
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:28 AM
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Have you tried prying the latch back with a screwdriver while holding the trunk release button down? Make sure the trunk release button is unlocked as well.
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:58 PM
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Does using the drivers door locking system help?
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:48 AM
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I'll give it a try. My son currently has the vehicle in Northern Calif but will be here Fri. (6-1). I will give it a try and forward this to him also. Thanks for your input.
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