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I have a 2007 525i BMW and my truck will only open with the

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I have a 2007 525i BMW and my truck will only open with the trunk key. The button in the car and the key will not work. This morning the license plate lights shows a malfunction. I am sure this is electrical as I have exposed the harness and noticed a brown wire and a yellow wire are either cut or not being used. Do these wires join? What steps do I need to take?
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Customer: It started yesterday morning. All of the functions were available yesterday morning.
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  mike switzer replied 6 months ago.
one thing to check is to ensure the trunk is not in valet model if memory serves me correctly if the lock cylinder is horizontal that is valet mode. if it is vertical it is normal mode. if it is in valet the key uttons and the interior button will not work.

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