Discussion in 'E39 (1997-2003)' started by traz676, Sep 21, 2010.
2003 530I trunk release button under dash doesn't work any thoughts?
Is it plugged in? Someone might have disconnected the wiring harness. Are you using a valet key? Check the manual for a valet function.
Check for power at at the trunk lock solenoid, the switch, and the fuse with a multimeter or test light. Work backwards until you find the reason for the no voltage condition.
Have you flipped the valet switch in the glove box?
THE VALET SWITCH IN THE GLOVE COMPARTMENT?!
No need to shout, Satch; you're impossible to ignore in any situation.
To be (more) clear: Have you (the OP) somehow gotten the trunk into valet mode? Perhaps by accidently double-locking the trunk? Or is there a valet lockout switch in the glove box (there is on my newer 335d)? Never having looked into an E39's glovebox, I personally have no idea if there is one there.
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