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      06-05-2019, 04:31 PM   #45
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isn't that called the easy "Brexit" option?
aka, the 10th Circle of Hell.... Dante hadn't heard of Brexit when he counted 9 circles


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BTW, Jas, are you planning to go to the Munich PI event in October? I see it's open to alumni as well as newbies, so I sent in my request to attend. Hoping they can spare a Roadster for me to take on the scenic drive.
I have indeed applied I'm doing the Wales one first though
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      06-06-2019, 03:08 PM   #46
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I've applied for Munich as well. If I get it, we are planning on attending Oktoberfest for a couple of days before going on the scenic drive
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      06-06-2019, 04:16 PM   #47
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I've applied for Munich as well. If I get it, we are planning on attending Oktoberfest for a couple of days before going on the scenic drive
Steve, that's great. I briefly met your family in Leipzig last year. We'll have to hook up while we're all in Munich. If I get in, I'll probably arrive a few days beforehand as I've never been to the Welt and want to see that as well as more of Munich. I've been to Octoberfest before, but am always up for hoisting a brew with some of our allies (despite what our Prez seems to suggest they are). Let's hope we all get in.
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      09-07-2019, 03:16 AM   #48
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Aaaagh. Just got a 2019, driving it back to Texas from Ohio. Stopped in Missouri to hang out w my sons, trunk won't open.
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Aaaagh. Just got a 2019, driving it back to Texas from Ohio. Stopped in Missouri to hang out w my sons, trunk won't open.
I bet you had a full trunk of luggage or something else that accidentally pulled down on the emergency trunk release handle. Did you finally get it open by simultaneously pressing the key fob trunk release while pushing down on the trunk hatch, as described in this thread?
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Might be a new issue. The plastic piece shattered and the spring was bent. I did have a bag that might have pulled the emergency handle. Tech popped it up w little crow bar; we put a piece of tape in to allow pulling it up.
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      09-09-2019, 04:11 PM   #51
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You're right, this is a different issue than I was describing. Interestingly, I also experienced this broken spring housing issue as well, though not at the same time as the emergency handle problem. Just like your photo, the end of the spring housing shattered and the spring popped out, so there was nothing to push the hatch open. My dealer had to order the part, so it took a couple of days to get it replaced. I had never heard of this problem before, so I wonder if there was a change made in the 2019 cars that is causing it (mine is also 2019).
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      10-03-2019, 12:33 AM   #52
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There's an emergency release for the doors. I think there SHOULD be something similar for the trunk somewhere. But if MalibuBimmer couldn't find any reference of it in the manual then maybe it was just a huge oversight by BMW.
The emergency release for the trunk is, ironically, in the trunk.

Happened to me once. What I did is, while clicking the trunk button on the remote, keep pushing down the glass as if you're giving CPR. It just opened that way.
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Sorry to resurrect this thread just had this happen with my new 2019. When i put stuff in it the trunk close but said it was “open” . I checked it and it seemed closed. I drove home and it still said open so i followed the advice here and pushed down forcefully and it used the remote eventually it did the 2 clicks - the unlatch and then the hydraulic push and the trunk opened.

I checked the emergency release which was indeed loose and pulling on it seemed to have no impact, leading me to believe it is stuck open.

I reclipped it and tried closing the trunk but it wouldn’t stay closed . With a screwdriver i played with latch mechanism a bit and then the trunk closed despite the emergency handle still seeming to be loose but the light in the trunk is still on and the app reports it open. I have an appointment on thursday so i will try to get it sorted out
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Update : i took it to the dealer and couldnt get it open this time. The technician said they would open the back window of the car to get to it. I didnt want them to do it yet since i was hoping i would be able to open it again. Now i saw w video saying that there is another release behind the rear bumper, if i dont manage to open it i am going to tell the bmw tech about the release
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