Same problem - help!
Hi. It was below zero down here yesterday and I have the same problem.
My automatic fob functionality died a while back and I did nothing about it. I've been using the manual key entry method, but yesterday it was frozen. I heated the key and now the lock moves both counterclockwise and clockwise but nothing happens.
It's a 2003 330ci convertible. I can't get in. I am on vacation and just want to get home where I can use a my local guy to fix the problem.
1) how do I get in through the trunk? I opened the trunk and the speaker door (which is probably about 9" square). I was able to reach in with a long stick and put some pressure on the unlock button, but that didn't do it (turned in the hazard lights a few times though). Perhaps it was not enough pressure, or indicates a wider system problem...
2) Should I let AAA come and try to get the door open (I assume they use some type of slim jim.... will that mess up my door?)