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      01-16-2006, 01:06 PM   #1
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Question Trunk Won't Close

I went to close the truck last night and I got in the car and as I was driving away, the trunk open indicator came on. The truck was indeed open and I couldn't get it to shut and lock. I pressed down on the lid to force it to lock, but the warning light still comes on and when I arm the alarm, it doesn't beep and the clownnose flashes mulitple times. I'm going to try and take it to the dealer today...sucks!

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Mine has done that 2x. The last time was about a month ago at the car wash. I was driving away, when the Trunk Open indicator came on. I couldn't close the trunk, as I pushed, and then later slammed the lid down, it would just bounce back up. I locked and unlocked the car several times with the "keyfob", and then I was able to gently close the trunk. Try this.
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Sounds similar to what happens to me, except I've noticed it before I drive off. The drunk doesn't really latch, and can be re-opened without hitting the trunk release. The only way I've gotten it to latch is to first hit the inside open-trunk button (doing it on the fob doesnt seem to work) and then shutting the trunk again. It appears to be related to cold temperatures outside. If its close to freezing it seems OK, but if its any colder then it happens almost everytime. Asked the dealer to look at it last time I was in, but they didn't do anything.


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      01-16-2006, 01:59 PM   #4
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Happened to me this weekend too. I tried it 2 times before i got it to close, I hit the inside trunk open button and went to to close the trunk and it worked.
I'm not even gonna bother to bring it to the dealer this time.
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It happened to me this morning...I thought I broke something since I had a mound of snow on top of the trunk. I hit the trunk release button on the inside of the trunk after slamming it about 2 dozen times and it finally closed...
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I had the same problem last week. My trunk/boot wouldn't "catch" when I closed it. This happened during the day, when it was very hot (around 29 deg. C), so I doubt if it's related to cold weather.

This is what I did:
1. Tried to lock and unlock the boot/trunk using the remote control,more than 10 times. No luck.

2. Tried to lock and unlock the boot/trunk using the "boot/trunk release" button, more than 10 times. No luck.

3. Locked and unlocked the whole car, several times. No luck.

4. Started the car with the keyfob (I have Comfort Access), to see if this would reset something. No luck still.

5. Manually forced the latch to lock while the boot/trunk was open. Now, the boot couldn't close at all, as it got blocked.

6. Locked an unlocked the car. This unlocked the boot, but it couldn't catch still. I was back to the original problem :mad: .

7. At this time, I was about to drive to the BMW dealership because it was about 300 meters away. As a last resort, I pressed the "boot release" button for about 10 seconds. After that, I tried to close the boot, and it closed perfectly .

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- I'm not sure if this was just a co-incidence or the 10 or more seconds press did reset something .
- I have booked my car in for CIP 20 update on Thursday to solve about 8 issues that I have experienced since taking delivery.... and when I reported this problem, the Service Advisor said it will be sorted out by the software update. He seemed sure about it. It's a pity that I can't test this afterwards.
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I have an appointment for this Friday(the soonest I could get a loaner). While it's in there, they are also going to look into the following items:
- dimming of the climate control display that has happened a few times
- my HVAC story
- My car has also developed a slight case of the front *shimmy*
- I kissed the corner of my rear bumper against a parking post awhile back, having BMW fix it.

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Sorry to read you frustrations about your boot lids not closing. Hopefully the problem will be sorted out.

This has not happened to my car.

All the best guys
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Sorry to read you frustrations about your boot lids not closing. Hopefully the problem will be sorted out.

This has not happened to my car.

All the best guys
Thanks David!

To me, these problems are not that big of a deal. While my Hondas never gave me any of these kinds of problems, they never gave me the kind of smile I get from driving my E90!

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I went to close the truck last night and I got in the car and as I was driving away, the trunk open indicator came on. The truck was indeed open and I couldn't get it to shut and lock. I pressed down on the lid to force it to lock, but the warning light still comes on and when I arm the alarm, it doesn't beep and the clownnose flashes mulitple times. I'm going to try and take it to the dealer today...sucks!

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The latch was in the close position, preventing it from closing. I simply pushed the trunk button and wala it closed.....
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The latch was in the close position, preventing it from closing. I simply pushed the trunk button and wala it closed.....
Wala...it didn't work for me. Simply pushing the trunk button was one of the first things I tried, and I don't think I was a Harvard graduate either, unlike some people. There is something wrong with my car because the warning lamp keeps coming on, what's your simple solution? Plus it makes a different sound when unlatching now.

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If it makes you feel any better I just discovered that the rear passenger door cannot be opened from the inside. The care is 3 days old! It's a great start....
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If you open the rear door, theres a switch on the side of the door that you might have to adjust in order to open the door from the inside. It's a child safety feature.
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If it makes you feel any better I just discovered that the rear passenger door cannot be opened from the inside. The care is 3 days old! It's a great start....
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Wala...it didn't work for me. Simply pushing the trunk button was one of the first things I tried, and I don't think I was a Harvard graduate either, unlike some people. There is something wrong with my car because the warning lamp keeps coming on, what's your simple solution? Plus it makes a different sound when unlatching now.

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Who went to Harvard ?
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If you open the rear door, theres a switch on the side of the door that you might have to adjust in order to open the door from the inside. It's a child safety feature.
You Sir, are a genius!
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Who went to Harvard ?

"The latch was in the close position, preventing it from closing. I simply pushed the trunk button and wala it closed....."

Seemed to be a smartass remark to me, as if I couldn't figure out the latch was stuck in the closed position...

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"The latch was in the close position, preventing it from closing. I simply pushed the trunk button and wala it closed....."

Seemed to be a smartass remark to me, as if I couldn't figure out the latch was stuck in the closed position...

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You came here and asked for help. I responded with what fixed my car. Seem a little sensitive too me, if you think someone here is picking on you. Good luck with your repair.
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