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Old 10-14-2012, 08:32 AM
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I locked my keys in the trunk. What's the best solution please help

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Sooooo I was walkin to my car last night opened the trunk went to put something in put my keys to the side and closed my trunk smh. I don't have a spare key I know I know. The car is an 07 328i coupe. Any ideas?

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Old 10-14-2012, 08:44 AM
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totally locked? or do you have access to the passenger compartment?

if its totally locked, you'll need to call bmw assist or AAA for them to come out and unlock the door.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:48 AM
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Sooooo I was walkin to my car last night opened the trunk went to put something in put my keys to the side and closed my trunk smh. I don't have a spare key I know I know. The car is an 07 328i coupe. Any ideas?

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Go to the dealer and obtain another key. Then use it to unlock the car.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:54 AM
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Totally Locked out. Yes I know I may have to obtain another key but when I called BMW assist last night the woman told me the car needed to be towed at a BMW dealership in order to get another key
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:02 AM
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Totally Locked out. Yes I know I may have to obtain another key but when I called BMW assist last night the woman told me the car needed to be towed at a BMW dealership in order to get another key
they can order the key without the car, but it will take a few days to come in. you can unlock the car with the new key (the metal key that will come with the new key) and then use your old key to drive the car to dealer to have the new one programmed.
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:48 AM
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How about using the bmw remote iPhone app? You can unlock the car with that.
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How about using the bmw remote iPhone app? You can unlock the car with that.
He'd have to get a new BMW first. And, I don't know, an iPhone.

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Old 10-14-2012, 11:07 AM
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Totally Locked out. Yes I know I may have to obtain another key but when I called BMW assist last night the woman told me the car needed to be towed at a BMW dealership in order to get another key
That's not correct. All you need is an ID and the registration or other proof of ownership.
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:09 AM
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they can order the key without the car, but it will take a few days to come in. you can unlock the car with the new key (the metal key that will come with the new key) and then use your old key to drive the car to dealer to have the new one programmed.
The new key will come from BMW ready to operate the vehicle without further programming. The only programming that may be necessary is for the key-less locking and unlocking.
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:32 AM
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He'd have to get a new BMW first. And, I don't know, an iPhone.
Haha. I was thinking he coulda borrowed an iPhone for a couple of minutes. Didn't realise it wouldn't work on his year though.
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:35 AM
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Haha. I was thinking he coulda borrowed an iPhone for a couple of minutes. Didn't realise it wouldn't work on his year though.
if he had bmw assist they could open the car remotely, no need for the app (you need bmw assist and an active service agreement to do either)
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:58 AM
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That's not correct. All you need is an ID and the registration or other proof of ownership.
Registration may be in the glove box. Which if I understand OPs predicament, is not accessible.
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Registration may be in the glove box. Which if I understand OPs predicament, is not accessible.
locksmith to slimjim the door then.
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Registration may be in the glove box. Which if I understand OPs predicament, is not accessible.
Hence the part of my response:

"...or other proof of ownership."
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:21 PM
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locksmith to slimjim the door then.
True that. Can the door be slim-jimmed? I thought I read an article somewhere that claimed the E9X cars were resistant to being slim-jimmed?
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:26 PM
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Hence the part of my response:

"...or other proof of ownership."
Presumably that would be a loan/lease statement. What if they are on automatic payment deduction plan?

I am just playing devil's advocate, no offense intended to anyone. It really sucks to lock your keys in the car. It happened to me just once a very long time ago, and to this day, I still remember how much I hated the experience. The moment Comfort Access (or functionality similar to it in my non-BMW cars) became an option, it was a must-have option for me.
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True that. Can the door be slim-jimmed? I thought I read an article somewhere that claimed the E9X cars were resistant to being slim-jimmed?
if the car has the internal trunk release handle, he/she can punch out a tail light and reach in to pull the release cable. i dont know if the 2007 has it though. tail light will cost about 175 to replace.

i would suggest window if he/she was really desperate, but thats 450 bucks to replace.

i think they typically wedge open the door to reach the door handle or lock button. that might get dicey as the coupe has a frameless window and i can see the glass shattering if they try to wedge it.

i locked the keys to my 07 in the back seat while out of state. i remembered as i was slamming the door and caught it-- just enough to keep it from fully locking. i had to insert some wedges, fish the keys up to the arm rest, then push the unlock button with a probe. i was ready to smash a rear quarter glass-- otherwise i was in for a two way acela trip back to nyc and back.
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Presumably that would be a loan/lease statement. What if they are on automatic payment deduction plan?

I am just playing devil's advocate, no offense intended to anyone.
You're being an ass.

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You're being as ass.
No need for you to be obnoxious.
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:37 PM
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No need for you to be obnoxious.
Telling it like it is is not obnoxious.
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No need for you to be obnoxious.
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if the car has the internal trunk release handle, he/she can punch out a tail light and reach in to pull the release cable. i dont know if the 2007 has it though. tail light will cost about 175 to replace.

i would suggest window if he/she was really desperate, but thats 450 bucks to replace.

i think they typically wedge open the door to reach the door handle or lock button. that might get dicey as the coupe has a frameless window and i can see the glass shattering if they try to wedge it.

i locked the keys to my 07 in the back seat while out of state. i remembered as i was slamming the door and caught it-- just enough to keep it from fully locking. i had to insert some wedges, fish the keys up to the arm rest, then push the unlock button with a probe. i was ready to smash a rear quarter glass-- otherwise i was in for a two way acela trip back to nyc and back.
What about the window regulator cartridge (or whatever it is called)? When my ex-E93 was going through its repair attempt failures, the shop foreman was being very careful not to mess with the driver and passenger door windows because there was the risk of having to replace the regulator cartridge. It just seems like something going from bad to worse.
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its his natural state.
It does seem to be.
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What about the window regulator cartridge (or whatever it is called)? When my ex-E93 was going through its repair attempt failures, the shop foreman was being very careful not to mess with the driver and passenger door windows because there was the risk of having to replace the regulator cartridge. It just seems like something going from bad to worse.
its a bit of a crapshoot-- the safest option is to wait and order a key. forcing the window down could knock the window off its track, break the clip that connects the glass to the regulator, etc.

it just depends on how urgently the OP needs to get access to the car.
my choice, if i was sure the trunk had the emergency release handle, or that the keys were within arms reach of the tail light would be to smash a tail light and reach in, either to grab the keys or pull the handle. i just looked it up, the light is $146 (this will also depend on the op's arm size and access to appropriate smashing tools )
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:45 PM
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Hmmmm I do have an I phone I believe for now ill try BMW assist again and provide proof of ownership. I do need my car have no way of getting to work. Lots of good stuff guys I do appreciate will let u all know I made out so if any one has this issue in the future
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