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      07-23-2017, 10:17 PM   #1
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128i E82 Trunk latch wire color? Locked out of trunk.

I have closed the trunk on my 2011 128i and the battery is disconnected. I was replacing the Battery safety terminal. I didn't realize I can't lower the rear seats to get back into the trunk.

There is no keyhole on the trunk for this year.

Jumping it to provide power on using the jump points under the hood is not working. Probably due to power not making it to the distribution box on top of the battery.

I'm trying to find out which of the wires located behind the passenger side seat bolster is the one to power the trunk latch and hopefully send some power through that to unlock the trunk. I thought it was the gray and green wire but I cut two of those, I tried both, and applied car battery power with the black on the door latch for ground and nothing happened.

Does anyone know the color of the wire that powers the trunk lock?
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      07-24-2017, 07:33 AM   #2
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Other people have had success with taking one of the rear deck speakers out (forget which one if it really matters) and then reaching into the trunk to grab the emergency release handle/cable.
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      07-24-2017, 10:27 PM   #3
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Hmm, Ill have to take a look at that again I took the left side out but was looking for wires I thought there was a panel below it I'll have to check the right side.
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      07-29-2017, 02:21 PM   #4
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The solution was to attach an endoscope onto an old steel rod and bend a hook into the end and bend a curve into it. Then thread it through the opening in the rear seats and hook the emergency release latch then pull it. It took 30 or 40 minutes once I had the endoscope.

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