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inside trunk button under dash E 39

Discussion in 'E39 (1997-2003)' started by traz676, Sep 21, 2010.

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    traz676

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    2003 530I trunk release button under dash doesn't work any thoughts?
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    granthr

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    Is it plugged in? Someone might have disconnected the wiring harness. Are you using a valet key? Check the manual for a valet function.
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    ND4SPDLSC

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    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.
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    floydarogers

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    Have you flipped the valet switch in the glove box?
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    Satch SoSoCalifortified

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    What?!

    THE VALET SWITCH IN THE GLOVE COMPARTMENT?!

    :eek:
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    floydarogers

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    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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