BMW 3 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 3: Trunk lid

General information

To avoid locking the vehicle key in the vehicle, do not place the remote control in the cargo area.

Depending on the vehicle equipment and country version, it is also possible to have the doors unlocked. To perform settings.

The trunk lid cannot be opened when the vehicle is in valet parking mode.

Safety information

Warning Body parts can be jammed when operating the trunk lid. There is a risk of injury. Make sure that the area of movement of the trunk lid is clear during opening and closing.

NOTICE

During opening, the trunk lid pivots back and up. There is a risk of damage to property. Make sure that the area of movement of the trunk lid is clear during opening and closing.

Without automatic tailgate operation: opening and closing

Opening from the outside

Opening and closing

  • Without Comfort Access: unlock the vehicle, then press the button on the outside of the trunk lid.

    With Comfort Access: unlock the vehicle or carry the vehicle key with you and then press the button on the outside of the trunk lid.

  • Press and hold the button on the vehicle key for approx. 1 second.

    Depending on the setting, the doors may also be unlocked. Opening with the vehicle key.

Opening from the inside

Press or pull the button in the storage compartment of the driver's door.

Closing

Opening and closing

Grasp the recess grips and pull the trunk lid down.

With automatic tailgate operation: opening and closing

Opening

From the outside

Opening and closing

  • Without Comfort Access: unlock the vehicle, then press the button on the outside of the trunk lid.

    With Comfort Access: unlock the vehicle or carry the vehicle key with you and then press the button on the outside of the trunk lid.

  • Press and hold the button on the vehicle key for approx. 1 second. Depending on the setting, the doors may also be unlocked. Opening with the vehicle key.

From the inside

Press the button in the storage compartment of the driver's door.

Interruption of the opening procedure

The opening operation is interrupted:

  • When the vehicle starts moving.
  • By pressing the button on the outside of the trunk lid. Pressing again closes the trunk lid.
  • By pressing the button on the inside of the trunk lid. Pressing again closes the trunk lid.
  • By pressing the button on the vehicle key.

    Pressing again continues the opening motion.

  • By pressing or pulling the button in the driver's door. Pressing again continues the opening motion.

Closing

From the outside

  • Press the button on the inside of the trunk lid.

With Comfort Access:

  • Press the button on the inside of the trunk lid.

    The vehicle will be locked after closing the trunk lid. The driver's door must be closed for this purpose and the vehicle key must be outside of the vehicle in the area of the trunk lid.

From the inside

Pull and hold the button in the storage compartmenr of the driver's door.

The vehicle key must be located inside the vehicle for this function.

An acoustic signal sounds before the trunk lid is closed.

Interruption of the closing procedure

The closing procedure is interrupted in the following situations:

  • If the vehicle starts off with a jerky movement.
  • By pressing the button on the outside of the trunk lid. Pressing again re-opens the trunk lid.
  • By pressing the button on the inside of the trunk lid. Pressing again re-opens the trunk lid.
  • By releasing the button in the driver's door.

    Pulling again and holding continues the closing motion.

Malfunction

In the event of an electrical malfunction, operate the unlocked trunk lid manually with a slow and smooth motion.

Trunk emergency unlocking

Opening and closing

Pull the handle inside the cargo area.

The trunk lid unlocks.

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