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Old 03-22-2016, 04:57 AM   #1
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Boot not responding to the remote

My e46 2001 325i remote dnt open the boot, please advice . Regards
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Old 03-22-2016, 08:37 AM   #2
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We need a bit more info.

Doors the remote loch/unlock the doors? Has the rear of the car ever been damaged (accident, break in, etc.)? Does the car have the trunk unlock button below the dash? If it does, does that work?
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Old 03-22-2016, 10:34 AM   #3
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Remote works fine with other doors accept the boot door.the car hv never been on accident.accident . There's a button below dash,and doesn't work either.
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Old 03-22-2016, 12:32 PM   #4
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your actuator at the door itself is probably bad or connector is loose/wiring is bad. Take the cover out, disconnect and see if you see a signal at the connector when dash button is pressed. You should see 12V between one of the wires and ground. If there is a signal, your actuator is bad, or something mechanical is going on and blocking it's function.
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Old 03-22-2016, 04:27 PM   #5
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Any guidance diagrams I can reference with please.
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Old 03-22-2016, 04:36 PM   #6
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I just remembered that the E46 rear trunk has a problem with the wires in the hinge (they break with time due to take too much stress) that might well be your problem, especially if the car spends too much time in the sun. There is a thread talking about that problem, I'll see if I can find. Other than that, the electrical diagram is in the service manual. There is a link somewhere in the forum for it as well...
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Old 03-22-2016, 04:41 PM   #7
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Here it is.... more likely ( and fortunately easier to fix ):

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=511230
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Old 03-23-2016, 07:39 AM   #8
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Boot not responding to the remote

^ this!

You'll probably going to have to splice some new wires to fix your issue. Make sure you buy high quality multi-stranded wire and shrink tubing . Make sure that none of the splices are in the "bend" of the harness.

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