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Z3 Boot Lid Won't Open

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by DavidM, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. DavidM

    DavidM Zorg Guru (V)
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    I need help folks. I have a 2000, 2.8 Z3 and suddenly the Boot Lid won't open on press of the key button and turn in the boot key lock. The mechanism is functioning but it would seem the locking rod has become misplaced. Has anyone instructions on how to resolve this?

    Thank you.

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    HTH......

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    Thank you for this Mike - I had viewed this solution yesterday but decided to wait for an alternative before drilling. I am going to try using a strong magnet with protection between the magnet and car and whilst turning the key drawing the magnet across the emblem area hoping that the lock will click open. I' let the Forum know how I get on.

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    David,

    I have messaged you another possibly solution ;)

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  5. DavidM

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    Thanks for info and photos Gary!

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    This might work as well, if you had an MGB......(sarcasm).............;)

     

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