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Old 07-05-2009, 10:06 PM   #1
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Locked Keys in Trunk

Out of sheer stupidity, I locked my ONE key in the truck of my E46 330i. Wow, what a nightmare. Getting the door unlocked was pretty simple, but getting the trunk open took some major ingenuity. I am so glad I have the cold weather package, or I don't know if I would have ever gotten my key out of the trunk. Fortunatley, there is a small zipper on the ski bag and I was able to put a long rod through to grab ahold of the emergency trunk release.

Sounds easy now, but it sure didn't seem like it at the time.
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Old 07-05-2009, 10:09 PM   #2
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Out of sheer stupidity, I locked my ONE key in the truck of my E46 330i. Wow, what a nightmare. Getting the door unlocked was pretty simple, but getting the trunk open took some major ingenuity. I am so glad I have the cold weather package, or I don't know if I would have ever gotten my key out of the trunk. Fortunatley, there is a small zipper on the ski bag and I was able to put a long rod through to grab ahold of the emergency trunk release.

Sounds easy now, but it sure didn't seem like it at the time.
If I recall you are the one that is always in a hurry and claim to be some big exec with an insurance firm. I guess patience at times pays off
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Old 07-05-2009, 10:14 PM   #3
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Thanks for the words of encouragement... I was TOTALLY unaware. Claims?
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Old 07-05-2009, 10:18 PM   #4
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At least you have a skipass. It's alot harder if you don't
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Old 07-05-2009, 10:20 PM   #5
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I don't think I could have done it without the ski pass...
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Old 07-05-2009, 10:27 PM   #6
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You can pull out a rear speaker pretty easily and release the emergency release if you don't have the cold weather package.
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Old 07-05-2009, 10:32 PM   #7
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Ahhh, good idea.

I had just finished volunteering for a bbq my son's football team was putting on... A whole group of varsity football players, son included, making fun of me! Nice!
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Old 07-05-2009, 11:02 PM   #8
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You can pull out a rear speaker pretty easily and release the emergency release if you don't have the cold weather package.
I have done this a couple times, and now I just leave my drivers rear speaker unscrewed. I don't get any vibrations or buzzing without the screws. I need to get another key, but they're so expensive
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Old 07-05-2009, 11:04 PM   #9
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I'm ordering another key... If this happens on my way to a meeting, it could cost me much more than a backup key.
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Old 07-06-2009, 03:26 AM   #10
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Out of sheer stupidity, I locked my ONE key in the truck of my E46 330i. Wow, what a nightmare. Getting the door unlocked was pretty simple, but getting the trunk open took some major ingenuity. I am so glad I have the cold weather package, or I don't know if I would have ever gotten my key out of the trunk. Fortunatley, there is a small zipper on the ski bag and I was able to put a long rod through to grab ahold of the emergency trunk release.

Sounds easy now, but it sure didn't seem like it at the time.


how did you get the front door unlocked without the key? this always happens to me =[

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Old 07-06-2009, 09:55 AM   #11
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no power trunk release in sedans
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:22 AM   #12
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no power trunk release in sedans
there is, but the locking mechanisms are deactivated (i.e., you won't be able to unlock - vs. open - your doors from inside).


i've had this happen to me once and did the same thing. good ol' ski pass
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Old 07-06-2009, 07:49 PM   #13
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You can open the door handle on the inside with a hanger... It will unlock!

Yes, there is an electronic trunk release on sedans, but it's deactivated (as was mentioned above)... All part of the security system!
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Old 07-07-2009, 01:50 PM   #14
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Also, if you dont have the cold weather package with the ski-pass through thing, cant you just pop out the rear seats once you get the rear doors open?
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My 323I doesn't have a ski pass but it has a sheet of metal tack welded into a hole where the ski pass is and you can pop the tack welds with a flat head and hammer
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i have never understood how people lock their keys in the trunk...i feel like these are the same people that manage to drop a phone in the toilet
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:07 AM   #18
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Folding seats ftw

a new key is like $133. Have two. /thread
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