Question about 1998 BMW 3 Series
There are two reasons your keys are not opening the trunk. Either you are not turning the key all the way to the unlatched position (it should click twice), or you are using a valet key. A valet key will only work in the ignition and door latches, but not the trunk. Valet keys usually are missing the black rubber top, showing all metal.
The only way I can think of is cutting a hole underneath the rear licence plate. You can then manually operate the lock link. The hole 40 to 50 mm Dia should be just left of centre 70mm from the bottom of the boot lid. The hole can be plugged afterwards. It may be simpler to get a key and you should have a spare anyway.
Hope this initial info/idea helps.
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Posted on May 23, 2009
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