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      09-15-2018, 01:04 PM   #1
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Trunk fails to engage.

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Problem ran into this weekend thought I'd share for future observers.

Identification: Was driving when I noticed the ! sign displayed in the dash and realized it was the trunk open as I was driving, so I exited quickly at the stoplight, opened the trunk and closed it. When I arrived home to pop the trunk the problem happened.

Problem: Trunk cannot be opened. Instead the trunk mechanism makes a whirring or clicking sound attempting to be opened.

Troubleshooting: Behavior exists no matter what method of trying to open the trunk is attempted (key, driver-side open switch, manual release on rear of vehicle).

Investigation: Cannot enter into the trunk by any means including the seats as they can only be released from within the trunk and mine were locked. Local BMW dealer could not do anything in a quick fashion so I have made an appt for 2 days from now to see if there is an actuator failure.

Further evidence of anomaly:
https://streamable.com/58km8 (my video)
https://www.2addicts.com/forums/show....php?t=1385145
https://www.2addicts.com/forums/show....php?t=1533403
https://www.2addicts.com/forums/show....php?t=1201443

Vehicle:
2015 BMW 228xi (~45000 miles)


I've tried the brute force method with no resolution but will keep attempting.
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      Yesterday, 10:08 AM   #2
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I had the same problem with my Acura. A piece of plastic had fallen into the lock assembly. The solenoid on the latch was not powerful enough to overcome the plastic debris and open the latch. Once the debris was removed the latch worked as if new. This is a fairly common problem. Latches attract crud. The whirring noise means most of the latch functions are being performed.

You will need to pop the rear seats down to get in there and fix it. To do that you use the gap between the seats to insert something that you can pop a seat latch with. It would be helpful to get a similar car and measure the direction and distance to the latch release lever from the gap.

Good luck!
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Had the same problem with the trunk.

Dealer replaced the trunk lid lock. Under extended warranty fortunately .
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Same (almost) issue. Caused by a leather strap falling across the latch just as trunk was closing. Was compressible enough that the trunk closed but the leather buggered up the unlatch mechanism. In my case I was able to push down on the trunk and then lift up while hitting unlock to finally get it to release. Didn't do any favors to the leather strap.
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