How do you open a BMW X3 trunk with a dead battery?

Is there a way to open my BMW X3’s trunk with a dead battery? My battery died at work and I wanted to get some stuff out of the back. I can’t figure out how to open the back door without a functional battery.

Liz Jenson · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Oh no! Finding out your battery died is never great, but luckily, you should be able to open your trunk. To open a
trunk with a dead car battery, you’ll need to follow these steps:
  1. Climb into the cargo area of your car. You may need to put down the seats to do this.
  2. Remove the floor cover so that you can access the storage area under the trunk.
  3. Remove the jack from its place. Under it, you should see a release handle.
  4. Pull the handle to open your trunk latch.
  5. Finally, exit your vehicle and pull up on the handle to open your trunk completely.
Hopefully, this works and you can get what you need out of your trunk. If it doesn’t, you’ll likely need a jumpstart to open your trunk.
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