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Old 11-24-2013, 09:45 PM   #1
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No electric trunk release buttons work

So none of the electric trunk release buttons on my 2001 330ci convertible work. Not the one on the key, in the cockpit, or the one on the trunk. I read on here that it is a common problem and the common solution was to check the wire from the trunk, so i checked them and soldered the cut ones and loose ones. but still none of the buttons work. Any thoughts or solutions???
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Old 11-24-2013, 09:59 PM   #2
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Turning the glovebox key all the way to the right disables cockpit and trunk switches but not key, so that's probably not it. I'm guessing the wires, and they can be deceptive. Pull each one to make certain there isn't a break in the conductor hidden by the insulation.
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This is so frustrating! Ill double check the wires is there any fuse related to the trunk release? Could it be a fuse?
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This is so frustrating! Ill double check the wires is there any fuse related to the trunk release? Could it be a fuse?
Maybe #60? But I think if that were blown then your doorlocks wouldn't work either. Inspect your elephant and tug your trunk.
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Turning the glovebox key all the way to the right disables cockpit and trunk switches but not key, so that's probably not it. I'm guessing the wires, and they can be deceptive. Pull each one to make certain there isn't a break in the conductor hidden by the insulation.
+1...yank all the wires apart. If you didn't know, you can cut the ziptie on the bottom of the rubber boot covering the loom (from inside the trunk), then feed the boot into the trunk (leave last grommet sticking just out so you can get it up again). Yank from the top and bottom as the breaks will be where the wires fold when closing the trunk lid.

Bet it is this. Before soldering/shrink tubing...just connect the wires 'dry' and make sure that fixes your issue...bet it will...hope so anyway!
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