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      07-03-2010, 10:03 AM   #1
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Opening trunk/boot

Ok, I'm getting a little frustrated with my Z this morning... so I'm going to turn to you with more long-term experience with the E89 to see if I'm off base here.

In my E85, you had to use the key remote to open the trunk if the car was locked, or unlock it and use the button in the footwell on the driver's side. If the car was unlocked, I could just use the footwell button and the trunk would open.

This morning, I was getting ready to head out to the gym when I realized my workout shoes were in my duffel in the trunk. The car was not only unlocked, but the top was open as it has been sitting in my garage overnight. So I go around back and press the roundel- nothing. I reach in to the footwell and hit the "open trunk" button, and still nothing. I actually had to go up to the 8th floor to my bedroom to get my keys, come all the way down, and open it with the keyfob to get into the darn trunk! (Ok, I only live in a two story house, but I didn't want to sound like too much of a wuss...)

I couldn't find anything via forum search, and the manual doesn't describe this behaviour. It seems like the roundel SHOULD open the trunk if the car if unlocked... I know the central locking doesn't engage, as the armrest and doors remain unlocked.

So I'm just curious if this is the way it works for everybody. It has happened on multiple occasions that I've been unable to get in the trunk of my unlocked vehicle, and it seems like maybe I'm missing something.
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      07-03-2010, 10:29 AM   #2
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H-Doc - my experience is exactly like yours. The rear roundel only works if you have key fob nearby. I also think I have issues with opening the boot/trunk in general, but that is another story.
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      07-03-2010, 11:01 AM   #3
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I have noticed the same thing.

It seems that if you leave the car unlocked, the trunk locks itself after some time. If you don't have the key with you, lock and unlock the car with the central locking button on the dash to get it open.
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      07-03-2010, 03:24 PM   #4
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Agree, the central locking/unlocking button in the dash does the job, u wud hv saved the trip to the 8th floor.. ;-)
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Good to know... Thanks for the tip, guys!
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      07-04-2010, 10:41 AM   #6
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Do they now come with a trunk button, in the car I mean? My 09 doesn't, although in the manual it shows it!
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      07-04-2010, 10:49 AM   #7
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My US 2010 has it inside the car. Lower left drivers side dash near the hood release.
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Do they now come with a trunk button, in the car I mean? My 09 doesn't, although in the manual it shows it!
Not available in the Euro models.
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Thanks,
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Not available in the Euro models.
Porquoi ???

Trunk buttons are in everything here (North America)...
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Do they now come with a trunk button, in the car I mean? My 09 doesn't, although in the manual it shows it!
Best ask your dealer, perhaps it is a part of an option you did not get? I have it on my 2009 sZ 3.5i

btw I have no trunk problems perhaps they added too many gagets to the 3.5 is
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