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I have a 2008 BMW 550i and I have in on stands to work on it

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I have a 2008 BMW 550i and I have in on jack stands to work on it so I disconnected the negative from the battery and closed the trunk and a day later I can't even open the trunk what should I do
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 9 months ago.
What have you tried to own the trunk?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I tried using the key to unlock and also the regular turn key
Expert:  Steve replied 9 months ago.
you tried using the key in the trunk lid and it did not open?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Yeah it didn't open probably because its controlled electronically
Expert:  Steve replied 9 months ago.
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the trunk lock is a manual over ride and is designed to open the car without power
if you turn the key hard enough/far enough the trunk should open
if not, then you can try connecting jumpers under the hood to the jump post to see if locking will power up electronically
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Expert:  Steve replied 9 months ago.
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