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Old 07-19-2014, 07:58 PM   #1
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Keys locked in trunk = ( one set.

So I was putting some stuff in the trunk, keys were put there for a second and yep I'm an idiot locked my keys in the trunk. I have a 2003 Conv BMW M3.
Called the guy with slimjim, he unlocked my car but trunk release won't open the trunk probably for a security feature since it is a vert and don't want anyone getting in there while the top is down.

I have the Ski hole or what ever but when i take out the middle through the ski hole there is a plastic (looks like convertible motor) blocking entry to the trunk. Don't think I can fold down my rear seats for the same security reason. I also don't think a locksmith can help since there's a chip in the key.

I only have one key.

I'm and idiot.

Can anyone help me out?

Much thanks for any help.
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Old 07-20-2014, 01:20 AM   #2
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The plastic bit in the ski hole is removable which enables you to pass your ski's through but im not sure if its removed via the trunk or from the passenger area but worse ways you could kick it through to get your keys then replace it once you have full access
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Old 07-20-2014, 06:20 AM   #3
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Trunk release should work

Double check your fuses to ensure that your trunk release isn't not working because of that. Also double unlock all doors and try the trunk button at the trunk. Good luck!
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Old 07-20-2014, 06:21 AM   #4
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Finally I think dealers can cut a key from VIN.
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Old 07-20-2014, 06:46 AM   #5
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Finally I think dealers can cut a key from VIN.
indeed they can for which they relieve you of nearly 150 that's around 250 in $
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Old 07-20-2014, 10:03 AM   #6
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The plastic "motor" blocking the ski pass is the HK subwoofer. It clips into place, so you'll probably need to break it to get it free. Search for photos of it to get an idea of how best to break it free.

The rear seats in the convertible do NOT fold down. Your only option is the ski pass hole.

The trunk release in the car is locked out when the glove box is locked. You could break the glove box and try to override the trunk release lock out.

Personally I would just get another key made. You should have 2 keys for situations like this.

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Old 07-20-2014, 10:46 AM   #7
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Hey, it happens. Can you get to your registration? Take that (and some ID) to you dealer and get a key cut. Not worth damaging your car and/or your subwoofer by kicking it open.
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Old 07-20-2014, 12:27 PM   #8
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Will they make a key with a chip or just a valet?
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Key with chip/remote. For about $250 you can actually program the remote yourself if you look online at YouTube
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Old 07-20-2014, 03:30 PM   #10
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Just call a lock smith. The same thing happened to me and AAA came out and got into my trunk in 10 minutes. Btw, they have to do something with the drivers side door key hole to trick the car into thinking that the key is there which will allow the trunk to be opened. It's not just a vert thing. Any competent locksmith can get in very quickly...
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Old 07-21-2014, 10:35 AM   #11
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Good idea, but he'll still need another key eventually. Probably makes sense just to pay BMW once and not a locksmith and BMW. OP, they can get you a full key.
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Old 07-22-2014, 04:43 PM   #12
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Old 07-25-2014, 10:40 PM   #13
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i truly do not understand these monthly "I locked my keys in the trunk" threads.

Are these ppl related to Honey Boo Boo ?
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Old 07-26-2014, 12:33 AM   #14
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Good idea, but he'll still need another key eventually. Probably makes sense just to pay BMW once and not a locksmith and BMW. OP, they can get you a full key.
Well, I always assume everyone has AAA and they can get into your car for free...but I guess some people don't have the membership It's a good idea to have a AAA membership.
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Well, I always assume everyone has AAA and they can get into your car for free...but I guess some people don't have the membership It's a good idea to have a AAA membership.
AAA operates for profit. If everyone benefited from AAA they'd be out of business. Most people pay their membership and never use the benefits, AS AAA then profits. This is why I don't have a membership to CAA and just pay for things as they happen.

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AAA operates for profit. If everyone benefited from AAA they'd be out of business. Most people pay their membership and never use the benefits, AS AAA then profits. This is why I don't have a membership to CAA and just pay for things as they happen.

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Towing your car once out of pocket pays for AAA for 5+ years. There are also other discounts at stores and what not, you easily get your money back with this company.
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Towing your car once out of pocket pays for AAA for 5+ years. There are also other discounts at stores and what not, you easily get your money back with this company.
Then explain how they operate for profit. You cannot, thus my statement stands.

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i truly do not understand these monthly "I locked my keys in the trunk" threads.

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Best quote ever! It's like the search function is broke or their just too lazy to use it.
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Old 07-27-2014, 08:02 PM   #19
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i truly do not understand these monthly "I locked my keys in the trunk" threads.

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Hey, these threads saved me one time and it was not on any of my BMW's. I continue to keep these threads in mind every time I open the trunk.

I rented a car after flying to a city with my family, we were heading back home and was stopped at a motel.

I had to go get something from a bag in the trunk because we did not bring all of our bags into the motel.

So here I am, trunk open, digging through my bag with a key in one hand, needed and extra hand, put the key down on the trunk floor, then I had this flash of light, then a LONG pause, thinking back to my good friends on the Fanatics here, I quickly picked up the key, put it in my pocket, then started back digging in my bag.

I would have been VERY unpopular with the family, a bit poorer and I have no idea how the rental car companies can get a 2nd key to you, especially since I was doing a one way drive and was about 10 hours from the home city from where I picked up the car and where the car was registered.

So the Fanatics helped me out that day!!
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a 2 year old knows not to lock the keys in the trunk.

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