Got the play the pity card here - my husband (owner of 12 BMWs in his 63 years) died in September and I need to sell his car. Moved the car out of the garage a couple weeks ago to make it look like someone was home while I went away to visit kids for the weekend. Went to move it the other day cuz a prospective buyer wanted to see it and the door locks would't release. Dead battery! And the car is locked up tight. HELP!!! I'm not a mechanic!! So I've got this great 2002 325 wagon in the driveway but the battery's dead (so the key fob won't work), and using the key in the lock isn't doing anything (whether I hold the door latch up while I do it or not). I've tried popping the hood with the latch in the grill, but it's not releasing (and I'm pretty strong). I would take the front driver tire off, and plastic behind it to get to the latch cable, but the lug nut wrench is in the trunk. One unconventional mode of entry might exist because the 18" wide piece of plastic under which the rear hatch release sits is loose/can be removed. Could I use this access to those wires to activate the hatch release and get to the car/battery that way to get some juice into the car?? Can somebody out there help me with what to do (that's cheap!)?