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Hi all, My 320 tdse compact is currently sitting on my parents drive waiting for Aviva to tell me why it has a 15 year old tag on it as I want to sell it, but last week when my Dad got in it to turn it over he couldn't get in, the remote and even using the key won't let us into the car.


Does anyone have a trick to get into the car so that I can release the bonnet to charge the battery or another way to get under the bonnet for the same reason?


Links ith videos greatly received.



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Morning Mark

Welcome to the Forum

Your car is an E46 Compact there should be a Key access to the rear hatch some times it is hidden under the number plate light housing. Remember this lock isn't often used so may well need some help from WD40 or similar before it turns freely. Once you have access to the boot you can charge/replace the battery, if charging I would disconnect the terminals charge the battery then reconnect 

Good Luck


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