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    Hello,

    Yesterday I drove some friends to and from a golf course and when trying the boot release button on my key fob, nothing happened. The car is an 06' e90 320d SE.

    Although I don't use it often, when I have used it before it has worked. I have tried pressing it in a selection of different ways, holding it, tapping it twice and so on with no luck. However, the open button for the entire car unlocks the boot no problem. Its just the boot only button which isn't working. Now although this isn't a major problem as the car unlock button unlocks the boot, I would still like to fix it.

    I had recently swapped keys so tried both the spare and main and neither unlocked the boot, so it is the car not the keys.

    Any help much appreciated.



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    Hi Martinii,

    I don’t know if this will help but here goes. I have just bought a 320i and found that the boot would not open when I pressed the button on the fob. I spoke to my son-in-law who is on his 5th or 6th BMW and he told me that on some models the boot release only operates when the car is already unlocked. I tried this and he was correct, when I unlock the car and press the button, and hold it down for a couple of seconds, there is a slight “cough” and the boot releases. It also only rises a very small amount, in fact I can barely see that it has actually released. It might just be that your boot is actually releasing but not rising enough to show.
     
     

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    Thank you for your help!

    That was a little embarrassing, your absolutely right! it works fine when the car is unlocked, I didn't realize the boot release worked AFTER unlocking the car.
     
     

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    I think that this is about the only things that I do not like about my new BMW, only opening after it is unlocked seems rather pointless. On my other cars the tailgates open, fully, without unlocking the doors, this is far more useful imho.

    I am delighted that my first ever post on bimmerforums was a useful one. Hopefully the query I am about to post will be answered just as successfully.
     
     

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    BMW do this so you cant lock your keys in the boot, if the rest of the car is unlocked then there is no way to get your keys locked in the boot


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