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Dead battery - how to access trunk ?

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  1. sdsnet

    sdsnet NRA Member CLM

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    The battery is located in the trunk of my '08 328i.

    Does anyone know how to access the trunk of a 2008 BMW 328i when the battery is completely dead ? The rear seat does not appear to fold down like some models and there is no key other than the electronic key fob.

    Just wondering if anyone knows before I spend money finding out. Google didn't pan out.

    S
     
  2. Glock45Lover

    Glock45Lover Ham Radio Nut

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    Is there a key hole for the trunk? Most of the key fobs have a concealed real key in them.
     

  3. kiole

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    Open the hood usually there is a positive jumper post up front then attach the jumper cables to the positive post and a ground in the car. Your probably better off hooking up a jumper box as sometimes you can screw up a modern car by jumping starting from another vehicle.

    If there isn't a jumper post simply find the red cable going to the starter and hook the jumper cable there.
     
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  4. What No Gravy

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    Saw this on another forum:

    Hope it helps.
     
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    RonS Millennium Member

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    If that was my car I would buy one of those little jumper boxes that plugs into a cigarette lighter and trickle charges the battery. Unless the German engineers put something in the circuit to prevent charging the battery with one.

    http://www.autogeek.net/battery-tender-lighter-adapter.html
     
  6. Tow/Repo

    Tow/Repo CLM

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    this.. good luck
     
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    ^ This

    Plan B. :rofl::rofl:
     
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    There should be a key hole on the trunk maybe behind the tag and a key inside the fob


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    :rofl::rofl:
     
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    Iiiiiiii Like it!
     
  12. ryanm

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    That's the same problem I have with most modern police cars. No key slot on the trunk and no more mechanical releases. Makes it hard to get to your jump pack!
     
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    larry_minn Silver Member Millennium Member

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    I have grabbed a old cig lighter plug (i.e. from cheap light) and bare cord ends, hook to battery charger.
    I then can pop trunk,other stuff. Heck I even started a car (dead battery,hood frozen shut...) Ran charger on low for hrs and was able to start enginel
     
  14. sdsnet

    sdsnet NRA Member CLM

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    The key fob actually comes apart so that a hidden trunk key pulls out. The trunk key hole is facing downward so you can't see it. It is above the license plate area.

    Problem solved and I didn't have to use the 870 :)

    Steve
     
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    Deleted after the '09 model year, though.
     
  16. G23Gen4TX

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    Does your back seat fold?
     
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    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    I was gonna suggest Sawzall but you're method offers more promise.
     
  18. DoubleWide

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    A guess, and a slightly destructive one at that, is that you have a ski port. Open it, cut the bag and use that access to pull the emergency trunk handle.

    You're probably better off using that power point though.
     
  19. jay-bird

    jay-bird goin' broke

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    Sorry, but LOL. BMW. No key hole to open the trunk. No manual trunk release. Hahahaha.
    Sorry.