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sdsnet
01-02-2013, 17:46
The battery is located in the trunk of my '08 328i.

Does anyone know how to access the trunk of a 2008 BMW 328i when the battery is completely dead ? The rear seat does not appear to fold down like some models and there is no key other than the electronic key fob.

Just wondering if anyone knows before I spend money finding out. Google didn't pan out.

S

Glock45Lover
01-02-2013, 17:49
Is there a key hole for the trunk? Most of the key fobs have a concealed real key in them.

kiole
01-02-2013, 17:51
Open the hood usually there is a positive jumper post up front then attach the jumper cables to the positive post and a ground in the car. Your probably better off hooking up a jumper box as sometimes you can screw up a modern car by jumping starting from another vehicle.

If there isn't a jumper post simply find the red cable going to the starter and hook the jumper cable there.

What No Gravy
01-02-2013, 17:51
Does this help?

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1629271

What No Gravy
01-02-2013, 17:58
Saw this on another forum:

under the hood there is a POWER POINT for you to hook up jumper cables . use it ! attach jumpers to a running car ,or a charged battery . this will power up your car and let you get into your trunk . GOOD LUCK

Hope it helps.

RonS
01-02-2013, 18:09
If that was my car I would buy one of those little jumper boxes that plugs into a cigarette lighter and trickle charges the battery. Unless the German engineers put something in the circuit to prevent charging the battery with one.

http://www.autogeek.net/battery-tender-lighter-adapter.html

Tow/Repo
01-02-2013, 18:13
Open the hood usually there is a positive jumper post up front then attach the jumper cables to the positive post and a ground in the car. Your probably better off hooking up a jumper box as sometimes you can screw up a modern car by jumping starting from another vehicle.

If there isn't a jumper post simply find the red cable going to the starter and hook the jumper cable there.

this.. good luck

Cooper
01-02-2013, 18:29
http://www.theboxotruth.com/images/25-1.jpg

Cclass
01-02-2013, 19:15
Open the hood usually there is a positive jumper post up front then attach the jumper cables to the positive post and a ground in the car. Your probably better off hooking up a jumper box as sometimes you can screw up a modern car by jumping starting from another vehicle.

If there isn't a jumper post simply find the red cable going to the starter and hook the jumper cable there.

^ This

http://www.theboxotruth.com/images/25-1.jpg

Plan B. :rofl::rofl:

speed-kills
01-02-2013, 19:18
There should be a key hole on the trunk maybe behind the tag and a key inside the fob


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Bruce M
01-02-2013, 19:20
http://www.theboxotruth.com/images/25-1.jpg:rofl::rofl:

janice6
01-02-2013, 19:31
http://www.theboxotruth.com/images/25-1.jpg

Iiiiiiii Like it!

ryanm
01-02-2013, 19:41
That's the same problem I have with most modern police cars. No key slot on the trunk and no more mechanical releases. Makes it hard to get to your jump pack!

larry_minn
01-02-2013, 20:04
I have grabbed a old cig lighter plug (i.e. from cheap light) and bare cord ends, hook to battery charger.
I then can pop trunk,other stuff. Heck I even started a car (dead battery,hood frozen shut...) Ran charger on low for hrs and was able to start enginel

sdsnet
01-03-2013, 22:16
The key fob actually comes apart so that a hidden trunk key pulls out. The trunk key hole is facing downward so you can't see it. It is above the license plate area.

Problem solved and I didn't have to use the 870 :)

Steve

devildog2067
01-03-2013, 22:23
The key fob actually comes apart so that a hidden trunk key pulls out. The trunk key hole is facing downward so you can't see it.

Deleted after the '09 model year, though.

G23Gen4TX
01-03-2013, 23:29
Does your back seat fold?

certifiedfunds
01-03-2013, 23:38
http://www.theboxotruth.com/images/25-1.jpg

I was gonna suggest Sawzall but you're method offers more promise.

DoubleWide
01-03-2013, 23:51
A guess, and a slightly destructive one at that, is that you have a ski port. Open it, cut the bag and use that access to pull the emergency trunk handle.

You're probably better off using that power point though.

jay-bird
01-03-2013, 23:52
Sorry, but LOL. BMW. No key hole to open the trunk. No manual trunk release. Hahahaha.
Sorry.

sdsnet
01-05-2013, 05:26
Replaced battery, still won't start though. Have to call the tow truck. Anyone know a good BMW repair shop in Houston ? The dealer is such a rip off.

I think I may sell this thing after I get it fixed. I would rather drive a new Mustang.

roger123
01-05-2013, 06:42
My Audi has a jump point under the hood (battery in trunk).

Keoking
01-05-2013, 07:16
If that was my car I would buy one of those little jumper boxes that plugs into a cigarette lighter and trickle charges the battery. Unless the German engineers put something in the circuit to prevent charging the battery with one.

http://www.autogeek.net/battery-tender-lighter-adapter.html

That sounds like the kind of thing the OP would keep in the .... trunk.

SC Tiger
01-05-2013, 07:20
That sounds like the kind of thing the OP would keep in the .... trunk.

Just keep it connected to the battery and problem solved!

(Of course an interior trunk release like my Honda Civic has would also help but...)

kiole
01-05-2013, 07:50
Replaced battery, still won't start though. Have to call the tow truck. Anyone know a good BMW repair shop in Houston ? The dealer is such a rip off.

I think I may sell this thing after I get it fixed. I would rather drive a new Mustang.

is anything getting power in the car? If not i'd check your battery fuse, and then start looking for disconnected grounds.