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Old 01-31-2011, 12:41 AM   #1
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Question need help. how to remove the trunk lock?

my trunk lock doesnt work. I would like to take it out, see what's wrong with it. But the problem is that I have to remove those two stuff first(show in the picture). I have no idea how to remove them, they are not screws something.
anyone has any idea? please.
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:49 AM   #2
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Something like this:



You can do it with a thin flat screwdriver and patience, although I wouldn't recommend it. Best is to use the above tool (available at crappy tire, princess auto, etc).
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:57 AM   #3
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+1! They are just clips and should be "easy" to pull out...
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Old 01-31-2011, 01:10 AM   #4
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thanks. and do you know what's the parts number of that stuff ?
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:16 PM   #5
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thanks. and do you know what's the parts number of that stuff ?
chances are you'll be able to re-use the clips. once those are off you'll be able to pull the panel loose. if the clip breaks just take it to bmw and most cases it will be in stock if not they'll order it. Don't worry, they won't ask you to leave your arm for deposit.
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i cant open my trunk at all... i bought a lock for it, i just gotta find a way to get the trunk to open... anyone know how to open a jammed trunk?
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Old 02-02-2011, 02:30 AM   #7
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i removed the lock and found a spring is broken.
i use a Elastic Band instead of it temporarily.
any idea for get the spring?
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Old 02-02-2011, 02:39 AM   #8
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i cant open my trunk at all... i bought a lock for it, i just gotta find a way to get the trunk to open... anyone know how to open a jammed trunk?
try fold down the back seat, get inside the trunk, then use a flat screwdriver to open it
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Old 02-02-2011, 03:36 AM   #9
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i removed the lock and found a spring is broken.
i use a Elastic Band instead of it temporarily.
any idea for get the spring?
I have many locks available, you can either change the full thing or use it for parts!
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:21 AM   #10
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I have many locks available, you can either change the full thing or use it for parts!
how much for the lock, my friend.
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Old 02-03-2011, 07:33 PM   #11
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Check with Maranello BMW, sometimes items like this are reasonably priced from the dealer. If it's really expensive then at least you'll know how much you're saving by buying used.
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:07 AM   #12
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Check with Maranello BMW, sometimes items like this are reasonably priced from the dealer. If it's really expensive then at least you'll know how much you're saving by buying used.
you mean the lock or the spring?
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:15 PM   #13
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Either. If it was my car I'd be buying a complete assembly, if reasonably priced.
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:11 AM   #14
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i fixed it. saved money.
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Old 02-19-2011, 03:22 AM   #15
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haha nice, cheap and proper fix
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