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Old 01-09-2014, 09:33 AM
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Unhappy trunk opens randomly

2013 328I trunk opens randomly. in driveway, garage, parking lot. x5. last time was when i stopped the car at the dealer service department. Dealer is now looking into it. it is not the key fob. one must first unlock the car and then push the trunk button for the trunk opener to activate from the fob. I saw a few older threads about this but nothing in 2013
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Old 01-09-2014, 09:37 AM
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You can unlock the trunk before unlocking the car with the fob. Hence, if you have it in your pocket, it is entirely possible that something in the pocket compressed the button. If you can rule that out, then the dealership will have its hands full trying to chase this one down. Good luck!

By the way, there are also reports of people coming to the car with all windows rolled down and the sunroof open. This is a feature if you hold the unlock button for several seconds and keep it held until the windows are rolled. It was always chased down to someone having the key in the pocket while in proximity of the car, such as while being at work with the car sitting close-by outside. You wouldn't be the first to do this. ;-)
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Old 01-09-2014, 11:21 AM
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2013 328I trunk opens randomly. in driveway, garage, parking lot. x5. last time was when i stopped the car at the dealer service department. Dealer is now looking into it. it is not the key fob. one must first unlock the car and then push the trunk button for the trunk opener to activate from the fob. I saw a few older threads about this but nothing in 2013

Yes. CW has correctly stated - OP, you carry WAY too many keys, spare change, and maybe a flashlight in your pocket.

Recommendation: See a craft person about a fine necklace for your fob.

Bonus: No more fishin' for the fob! Win-win.
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Old 01-09-2014, 08:52 PM
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You can unlock the trunk before unlocking the car with the fob. Hence, if you have it in your pocket, it is entirely possible that something in the pocket compressed the button. If you can rule that out, then the dealership will have its hands full trying to chase this one down. Good luck!

By the way, there are also reports of people coming to the car with all windows rolled down and the sunroof open. This is a feature if you hold the unlock button for several seconds and keep it held until the windows are rolled. It was always chased down to someone having the key in the pocket while in proximity of the car, such as while being at work with the car sitting close-by outside. You wouldn't be the first to do this. ;-)
I tend to agree as this happened more than once with my E92 as I kept my key fob in my 'cluttered' pocket. While backing out of my driveway, my 'trunk open' icon alerted perhaps a dozen times.

I soon became very sensitive to not touching it (fob) as I parked the car...anywhere.

More than once at a shopping center I would hit the "lock" again as I was walking away, or return to the car to make sure it was secure. Pain in the ass.
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