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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 11-08-2012, 11:49 AM   #1
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2006 M3: Exterior trunk pop buttons not working everytime.

There are three buttons on my trunk lid, left middle and right...they only are working like every other push or so. It doesn't seem to matter how hard I push them...just how many times.

Is there an easy fix for this? What's the part number? It looks like #19 on the trunk diagram on REALOEM, but that part isn't listed.

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Old 11-08-2012, 12:17 PM   #2
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Give you 99% odds that it's a broken wire in the elephant trunk going into trunk.

Find my 'elephant trunk' thread...I think I explained how to do this easily in there...if not, come back.

Cribs: it's a broken wire.

It won't look broken, you have to lower rubber boot into trunk first and then yank each wire apart. The break will be at the bend, inside the insulation and you won't see it. All but the grounds are color coded.

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can't find the thread, I found a lot of threads you mention it, but not the one with the fix.

I have a warranty (bumper to bumper including electronics) on my car. I am thinking this could get me a new cable ($200 deductable)
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:20 PM   #4
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3 buttons??

Not sure you have 3 buttons, I have a 2006 330 Vert and the trunk release above the rear license plate is one wide rubber release. It may actually be made up of multiple buttons??

Now you also need to understand the trunk will not open with the rear exterior button unless both doors are unlocked.

Also you need to understand how your glovebox lock functions and how if you lock you glovebox a certain way it puts the trunk in Valet mode and the interior trunk release and the exterior trunk release will not work if I recall correctly.

Also you need to understand your Vert also has an electric glovebox latch that locks the glovebox when you lock the car.

Read up on the central locking system for your car, it is a bit complex and you need to understand all the features and how it all ties together.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:54 PM   #5
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http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...light=elephant

Here you go...my only thread with elephant in the title. HTH.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:43 PM   #6
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Here you go...my only thread with elephant in the title. HTH.
Ahh...I scrolled down now further and see it. It started off about that filter and I stopped reading once you brought up the loom and then went to that subject.

I understand now, thanks.
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