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I have a BMW 540i year 2000 with a dead battery and the doors won't unlock. What is the trick to open the driver's door? I can open the trunk and access the battery: should I jumpstart the car this way? Will this allow me to open the door.

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Yes it will allow you to open the car

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

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