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Q: How to open the trunk on 1997 BMW 328i

the trunk wont open, is there another way to open trunk
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Obviously, the first way to open the trunk is to use the trunk release button under the dash. Next, the key in the trunk keyhole. Finally, the only way to climb through the back seats is if they have already been released from the trunk (a catch 22). Last resort is a locksmith (or having BMW or another certified BMW mechanic check it out). This actually happened to me before and the key wouldn't work since it was too cold. Luckily, one of the back seats was unlocked and was able to pull it down and climb in the trunk to release the mechanism manually with a screwdriver. It worked after that. Must've gotten jammed. Hope this helps.
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If your key wont open the trunk you may have to remove the rear seats to gain access to the trunk by crawling in from the interior of the car and getting access to the lock mechanism or linkages.
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