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Old 10-30-2012, 07:59 AM
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Can't open trunk

Hello. I have a BMW 518i Touring. The problem I need help with is that I can't open the trunk, nothing happends when you press the button to open it.
So I thought I could remove the plastic from the inside of the trunk, I have loosened all screws and "bolts", but at the bottom its still stuck? Anyone with a similar problem? All help appreciated! Thanks
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:55 PM
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Is the lid locked shut or not responding to the central locking system?
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:41 AM
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Is the lid locked shut or not responding to the central locking system?
It's been like this since I got the car
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:43 AM
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OK, which?
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:45 AM
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OK, which?
Nothing happends when I press the "open trunk button", I am trying to remove the plastic from the inside of the trunk, but its stuck in the middle at the bottom if you know what I mean , where the "lock" is.
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:06 AM
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Nothing happends when I press the "open trunk button", I am trying to remove the plastic from the inside of the trunk, but its stuck in the middle at the bottom if you know what I mean , where the "lock" is.
I see, so its open already...

You just have to pull a little harder to get the trim panel over the lock/latch mechanism.
If you are afraid of it ripping you can remove the clips around the perimieter of the panel and remove it that way.
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:23 AM
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I see, so its open already...

You just have to pull a little harder to get the trim panel over the lock/latch mechanism.
If you are afraid of it ripping you can remove the clips around the perimieter of the panel and remove it that way.
Okay thanks! I'll try harder then
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:18 PM
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Check carefully for screws in case a PO replaced broken clips with them.
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