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    right i want to try this before i start buying parts to fix my central locking problem but i have a couple of questions first. How long should i leave it disconnected for? and if i close the boot will i be able to open it again?
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    Both the E39 and E46 tourers do not have a key overide on the tailgate. This mean that the only way to reconnect the battery if the boot is shut is to climb over the rear seats! failing that, trip the door catch with a screwdriver such that the catch is latched, before you close the boot.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by colin.ab View Post
    Both the E39 and E46 tourers do not have a key overide on the tailgate. This mean that the only way to reconnect the battery if the boot is shut is to climb over the rear seats! failing that, trip the door catch with a screwdriver such that the catch is latched, before you close the boot.
    My E39 has a key overide on the tailgate. They all do AFAIK

    And if it's a saloon you won't be climbing over the rear seats as there is a metal panel in the way.
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    well it's a saloon and it does have a key overide but i'm guessing the safest bet is to not shut it then. how long do i need to leave the battery disconnected for? is 15 mins enough or should it be longer?
     
     

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    i'm a bit confused.any way leave the boot and doors open for 10 minutes so as to let the car go into sleep mode.only then dissconect the battery.your radio etc will still have all the memory intact.
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    Whats worng with the central locking?
     
     

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    the remote locking chooses when it wants to react to the keys. it's been the same with both keys although today after i disconnected the battery one key works ok again now but the other is tempramental. maybe one has a duff battery as well?
     
     

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    Tiffster,
    Wow, I've never seen a tourer with a lock on the boot. What year is yours? Also where is the key?

    Wolfie,

    I would suggest 10 minuntes is enough. Have you tried recoding the keys to the central locking? That sometimes helps.
     
     

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    I don't have a tourer - i took your post wrong i thought you meant just the E46 tourers but now realize you meant both E39 and E46.

    Sorry for getting you!
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    it's all sorted now, i left it half an hour and the main key is working properly again now but the spare is tempramental so i'm guessing the battery is that one is duff. i left the boot open a smidge just to be on the safe side, problem is i have to park my car on the street so i didn't want to leave it visibly open. but it's done now and i'm happy again lol
     
     

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