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Old 03-31-2011, 03:15 AM   #1
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Do USA e46 Verts have a button to open the trunk?

In the UK we never had the option on any e46 for the button near the bonnet release to pop the boot/trunk open. I am looking to retro fit one to my 2006 320cd vert if they are the same set up as the other models

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Old 03-31-2011, 03:26 AM   #2
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Yes we have this button (on side by hood release/drivers foot, as you mentioned). Locking the glovebox disables it.
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:30 AM   #3
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Excellent thanks. I have the option to buy one, with fitting instructions for a 4 door/coupe looking car

I wonder if wiring it into the vert would use the same 3 wires or need more? Any way to see how many wires come off of it?

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Anyone know the number of wires comming off the button?

Does it not work when the roof compartment is open?
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Old 04-01-2011, 01:53 AM   #5
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No idea how many wires, nor how to check. It does work with the roof open. The converse is not true. If the trunk is popped, the roof will not open. John
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:29 AM   #6
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Anyone know the number of wires comming off the button?

Does it not work when the roof compartment is open?
m2rvh, I've done this already, its very straight forward. the remote boot button needs three connections, one is the ground, other is interior light and the last one is the actual swich to release the boot which needs connecting to the connector at the back up the glove compartment...
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Old 04-19-2011, 02:27 AM   #7
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What the...this was an option?
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Old 04-19-2011, 02:43 AM   #8
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I don't know, but I have it.
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What the...this was an option?
You mean...you don't have it?
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:11 AM   #10
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Yes we have this button (on side by hood release/drivers foot, as you mentioned). Locking the glovebox disables it.
There's one more "intermittent failure" mystery solved
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Old 04-19-2011, 01:53 PM   #11
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^ I wondered why my trunk release button never worked last fall for a few weeks. Just put 2 & 2 together w/your post. Thank you.
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