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Mark Chapman
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Boot lid stuck

Post by Mark Chapman » Sat 15 Apr, 2006 15:54

Help, I have a 1998 2.8 Z3 and the boot lid locking mechanism seems to have malfunctioned. Have not had previous problems. Had placed item in boot went to open it 10minutes later and cannot open. When operating remote key you can hear the lock servo operating. Key also operates but doesn't release boot. I am sure nothing got trapped around the latch. I might be imagining it but seem to remember reading about a emegency release mechanism iside the car but I don't know where it is! If so please could someone enlighten me or tell me what I need to do to gain entry.
While on the boot area I recently bought the chrome finger lift for lock, it needs a much large hole does antone have fitting instructions.
I look forward to any help anyone can offer, hopefully not " go to your local dealer with £500.00"
best regards
Mark

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Post by AndyBass » Sun 16 Apr, 2006 09:40

Mark, I have just done a search on here as this has come up before. It sounds like the link rod has come off the actuator for the boot lock mechanism. The poster, El Tel, took his car to the stealer for it fixing and it sounded expensive. Try phoning any independant BMW specialists near you first before taking the plunge (and your cheque book) to the dealer. Good Luck.
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Post by El Tel » Sun 16 Apr, 2006 10:46

Mark, as Andy said I had the same problem which was the linkage coming adrift. I tried everything but had to take it to the dealer. They found it difficult but did do the job, I think it took them a few hours. From the marks I think they tried to go in behind the rear badge but I am not sure of that fact. Good luck, Terry

Mark Chapman
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Z3 Boot Lid

Post by Mark Chapman » Sun 16 Apr, 2006 10:59

Thanks Andy
Was looking through on line parts list www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts which details an emergency release mechanism kit as a retro fit item see 51247059959, From the diagram I cannot quite understand where the emergency handle is located, I guess mine doesn't have it!! Maybe worth fitting,
I guess I will have to get professional help and will contact indi dealer as suggested
Thanks Mark

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Jon Miller
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Post by Jon Miller » Sun 16 Apr, 2006 20:41

I had this happen to me and i managed to get into the boot relatively easily. I don't want to post the method here but I'll PM you with details.

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emergency release

Post by Glasgow2.8 » Mon 17 Apr, 2006 14:51

Hi, you might find emergency release fitted to most U.S. spec cars, not just BMW as an escape mechanism for somebody locked in the boot.

Yeah, I know the Z boot is really small, but it probably came about as a result of a law suit!
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Post by spoon_uk1 » Sun 14 Jan, 2007 18:21

Hi guys, i have the same problem, boot was all working fine but now it cant be opened with either the key or remote :bawl: , I have a t reg 1.8 badged z3 (which aparently is a 1.9?) could someone please please please send me the details of how to do this emergency release thingy, phoned the local $tealers and the wanted to charge half hours labour £44 plus vat just to have a look at it! any help would be hugely appreciated

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Post by Robert T » Sun 14 Jan, 2007 19:08

Hi spook_uk1,

I am not certain, but the emergency release sounds like the one for the petrol filler cap on the later models. I never quite figured out the thing on RealOEM which seems to imply a handle for opening the boot - which is only useful if you are locked in the boot. AFAIK the boot lid is solid behind the badge, so removing it would give you nothing other than two very small gromit holes!

PM Jon Miller and ask nicely for some help!

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Post by spoon_uk1 » Sun 14 Jan, 2007 19:54

thanks for the info, i've dropped him a pm, really hoping its a diy thing i can do, dont want to have to pay someone else a small fortune for something simple

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Post by Jon Miller » Sun 14 Jan, 2007 19:57

Spoon, If you PM me your email address I'll forward on the details of how I did it. I sent them onto Mark (see post above) and I know he managed to get into his boot this way.

Cheers
Jon

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Post by spoon_uk1 » Sun 21 Jan, 2007 21:57

just like to say a massive thank you to jon, i bit the bullet and did the suggested fix and it worked like a charm, took less than 10 mins and saved me a fortune in the $tealers :D

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Post by daveyg » Thu 14 Jul, 2011 14:15

Hi newbie here

I have the same problem now! :head:
can anyone point me in the right direction?

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Post by GazHyde » Thu 14 Jul, 2011 14:29

daveyg wrote:Hi newbie here

I have the same problem now! :head:
can anyone point me in the right direction?
Welcome newbie :wave

If you send a PM to Spokey or Stu I beleive they know the way to get in.

For obvious reasons it won't be posted in the open forum!

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Post by stu » Thu 14 Jul, 2011 22:22

GazHyde wrote:
daveyg wrote:Hi newbie here

I have the same problem now! :head:
can anyone point me in the right direction?
Welcome newbie :wave

If you send a PM to Spokey or Stu I beleive they know the way to get in.

For obvious reasons it won't be posted in the open forum!

Gary
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Re: Boot lid stuck

Post by willduong7 » Mon 06 Jan, 2014 22:58

Hi there, newbie here,
Can you send me your method? Thanks

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Help Boot lid stuck

Post by alanandjudi » Mon 19 May, 2014 19:54

Boot lid is stuck and can't be opened, I know there is a method for getting access and then
fixing it if its one of the rods that has popped off. I have tried to PM STU but doesnt look like
he has visited the site for a few weeks. If anyone else knows the method please send me a PM
witth details many thanks Alan

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Re: Boot lid stuck

Post by Jonco » Mon 19 May, 2014 21:15

Google Z3 boot lock stuck and you should get a number of `solutions' - this being one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVdESLYrXRU

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Re: Boot lid stuck

Post by alanandjudi » Tue 20 May, 2014 09:32

Seen that U tube clip, was hoping to get something a bit more precise, from the guys on here that have carried out the procedure. Thanks

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Re: Boot lid stuck

Post by Jonco » Tue 20 May, 2014 09:37

alanandjudi wrote:Seen that U tube clip, was hoping to get something a bit more precise, from the guys on here that have carried out the procedure. Thanks
Ok - there are others with more detail. I'm sure I have read a more detailed one previously on .net but cannot find it at the moment.

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Re: Boot lid stuck

Post by stu » Tue 20 May, 2014 20:35

Alanandjudi, you both have PM. Hi from Sunny Howden BTW.
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Re: Boot lid stuck

Post by RoadsterFan » Tue 18 Jul, 2017 12:51

Help please!!!!
as per all of the above, just returned fro a short trip and hey presto, can't open the boot.
Thankfully I only need to put something in rather than take something out!!
Don't really fancy drilling a hole so any help mpst gratefully received!
Stu

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Re: Boot lid stuck

Post by mrscalex » Tue 18 Jul, 2017 14:05

If you PM me I can advise. There is a convention on the forum not to share this info to the whole world (i.e. Non forum members) for security reasons.
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Re: Boot lid stuck

Post by RoadsterFan » Tue 18 Jul, 2017 16:08

Many thanks
problem solved - the missus had dead locked the boot!!!
Thanks all the same :oops:

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