How do you unlock a BMW trunk without a key?

I’m tired of always using my key to open the trunk of my BMW. It's super inconvenient. I always drop my groceries when doing it. Can I unlock my trunk without a key?

Will Baldwin · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Using a key to manually open your trunk is a pain, especially when you have an arm full of groceries! Lucky for you, BMW has you covered.
When you’re sitting in the driver’s seat of your car, you should see a button with a diagram of a car with the trunk open. This is the button that will open and close your BMW’s trunk.
To open the trunk, all you have to do is push down on this button. To close your trunk, you’ll pull up and hold until the trunk latches.
Another option to open your trunk is if you have a key fob. Along with unlocking your doors, your key fob should also unlock your trunk!
If you ever lose your key and need to open your car or trunk, consider a roadside assistance membership
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MORE: BMW Car Buying Guide
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