could be chafed wires in the rubber boot in the trunk lid jam2004 325Ci, 106XXX miles. Both the in-cabin and external trunk release buttons have stopped working. I checked the central locking fuses and all are good. No other electrical problems at all. Any ideas on why both would suddenly lose function?
Hmmm, the trunk releases when I use the button on the key. How does that work when the others don't? Sorry, I just don't fully know how this mechanism works. Thanks.Go to E46Fanatics and search for elephant trunk. The elephant trunk contains the wires that run from the body to the trunk lid. Those wires take a beating every time the trunk lid is opened/closed. You have at least 1 broken wire inside the elephant trunk.
It could be a general module issue then.Hmmm, the trunk releases when I use the button on the key. How does that work when the others don't? Sorry, I just don't fully know how this mechanism works. Thanks.
:thumbup:Well, I missed the obvious. Since I've always either used the button on the key or the button inside the car, I never thought to check the position of the key lock. Best guess is I or a family member used the key in the trunk lock and left it in the locked position. Duh! Still, a relief to know it's not broken. Thanks for everyone's input.