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      10-25-2013, 08:39 AM   #1
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How does the trunk open?

Don't the tail lights get in the way?

I can't visualize it -- the trunk opening between the tail lights are narrow and the lid closest to the bumper is much wider.
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      10-25-2013, 12:27 PM   #2
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Don't the tail lights get in the way?

I can't visualize it -- the trunk opening between the tail lights are narrow and the lid closest to the bumper is much wider.
It opens like a cabrio.

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This pic gives a look at how it opens:

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I'm sure it swings out just enough to clear...
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      10-25-2013, 12:47 PM   #5
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Obviously, it's just swings out.

If you look at the trunk & taillights of the Scion FR-S, you see a somewhat similar situation. If the trunk went straight up (90 degrees), the shape of the taillights (like on the 2-series) would indeed interfere with it opening.

However, it doesn't open straight up. It swings open and closed on an axis. Here's a (silly) video that features the Scion's trunk.

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      10-25-2013, 02:25 PM   #6
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Got it, thanks.

I saw that picture earlier in the week, but it didn't click until you explained it.

Was hoping it didn't have a tiny little clearance from the top only, like a Miata.

The video is helpful too.

Now, only thing left to wonder about is the steering...
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      10-25-2013, 02:28 PM   #7
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What...no trunk on the M2??!! lol
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Umm. You press the button underneath the lid????
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Heres a pic...you can see the lines to the trunk better
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You have to remove the tail lights every time you want to open the trunk.
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      10-26-2013, 08:21 AM   #11
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Umm. You press the button underneath the lid????
Yah.
The underside of lip of the lid just above the license plate has a rubber oval "button" (just like on my 1-series and X1). Press that and the lid pops open.
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