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Question more than a problem..My 1996 Z3 battery location is in the trunk..noticed that some were sold with the battery under the hood..I guess the underhood version were early builds?Am I correct? Why did bmw make the switch from under hood to trunk?

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It appears that you are correct. All "earlier" models had the battery under the bonnet rather than the boot.

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SOURCE: what is the normal price for a 1996 bmw z3 hood

should be around $400

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SOURCE: How do you replace the hood badge? 98 BMW Z3

Allow some warm water mixed with dish soap to penetrate around the edges of the old ornament. Gently slide a pry tool into the top or bottom center. The hold downs (plastic clips that SHOULD pop) are going to be on the left/right middle. While continuing to pour some warm water and dish soap around the pry point, work the pry tool around the circle. If you don't have a pry tool, use a non-ridged butterknife wrapped in electrical tape. It will take some force to remove, but it will come out.

Please note, you CANNOT re-use the clips. Your new hood ornament should have some with it.

Remove ALL old adhesive from the paint surface so that the new ornament will go on smoothly. Best of luck!

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SOURCE: 1996 BMW Z3 trunk wont open with key

It may be that the rod from the lock tumbler to the latch may have come loose.

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