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    Getting inside the trunk from IN the car?

    I need some help..

    My mechanic was working on my car until sometime last night and I told him if he left the keys under the driver's mat and locked the doors from the back (I have a sedan), then I'd come pick up the car with the spare key.

    I looked all over for that damn key, only to find out this morning that the employee there decided to put the key in the trunk, because he couldn't figure out how to lock the doors without the key (idiot!).

    I can't open my trunk with the spare key because he turned the key more than he was supposed to and that safety locking mechanism went on.
    Now I can't open my trunk with my spare key to get my real key..

    Is there anyway I could crawl inside the trunk from my backseat, without having to cut or break anything?

    Thanks alot.

    Originally posted by Janderson
    you can have the keys to my hunk of 20+ year old West German steel when you pry them from my cold dead fingers.

    #2
    Sort of. Pull the back seat out, and go through the ski hole in the bulkhead. Small childeren and friends that resemble small children are useful for this. you may need to pop off the cover to this hole to get back there.


    This hole=
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      #3
      Since I don't have a backseat with a ski pass, does this still apply?

      Originally posted by Janderson
      you can have the keys to my hunk of 20+ year old West German steel when you pry them from my cold dead fingers.

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        #4
        That area is still there.

        It may be covered by a panel, see post #160
        http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...php?p=17509124

        You can pop it out.
        '89 325i track sloot
        '01 530i daily

        -Enginerd

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          #5
          Wow I wish they had this option for the Coupes

          Edit wait do the coupes have this also?

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            #6
            It's there in MOST e30s, some early ones don't have it though.
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              #7
              You can bash out the ski boot pass through, but that chunk of cardboard in the trunk will likely get damaged in the process.

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                #8
                Originally posted by ThaiRacer View Post
                Wow I wish they had this option for the Coupes

                Edit wait do the coupes have this also?
                Yes. That's how my friends and I got the trunk open on our coupe Lemons car after FUBARing the lock.
                '89 325i track sloot
                '01 530i daily

                -Enginerd

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by StereoInstaller1 View Post
                  You can bash out the ski boot pass through, but that chunk of cardboard in the trunk will likely get damaged in the process.
                  That's my main concern...

                  Originally posted by Janderson
                  you can have the keys to my hunk of 20+ year old West German steel when you pry them from my cold dead fingers.

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                    #10
                    Remove the rear seat and rear deck - somewhere there is a hole you can get one of these : http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=38392 through and grab the key.

                    just a thought - never tried it.
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                      #11
                      I just took my ski pass out last night, line it up with the bottom of you shoe and giver a boot. It'll pop out into the trunk then use the magnet thing linked above to grab the key

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                        #12
                        To my knowledge only the really early (84-85) 318is didn't have the ski hole, all of the 325's should have it regardless if you have the rear armrest. If you are really that concerned about the cardboard, well I just think that's sad. knock it the out and get your keys, its cardboard for god's sake!
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                          #13
                          Originally posted by TexasTerp View Post
                          To my knowledge only the really early (84-85) 318is didn't have the ski hole, all of the 325's should have it regardless if you have the rear armrest. If you are really that concerned about the cardboard, well I just think that's sad. knock it the out and get your keys, its cardboard for god's sake!
                          NLA cardboard!

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Gooch View Post
                            NLA cardboard!
                            lol that makes it even better haha

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                              #15
                              im selling that cardboard piece if you do break it. but idk how i'd ship a piece of cardboard to you haha
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