Even though automobiles are tending to become progressively more compact, one is happy to enjoy a large volume of transport on most modern vehicles. If you’re going on holiday, shopping or moving house, the trunk of your BMW X3 is a large and very important space. So, what to do if the trunk of your BMW X3 is stuck? This is exactly what we will try to answer in this article. We will specifically concentrate on closing a blocked safe, but you might locate this article useful if you can’t close your trunk anymore. In a first step, we will try to find the motives of a trunk locker stuck, and in a second step, how to open the stuck trunck locker from a BMW X3.


Trunk lock BMW X3 stuck, why?

So let’s begin our article with the roots of an BMW X3 trunk that get stuck . They can be diverse, nevertheless in many instances it will be the same problems that will be concerned.

BMW X3 trunk lock connection wires cut

First explanation for a trunk stuck on BMW X3. It is possible that the wires or wiring harness of your trunk lock might have been severed by force, or due to shocks. This problem causes the outside trunk release handle to not react and might also bring about problems with your rear lights, which might be linked to the same wiring harness. If you have these two problems and your bulbs are not burnt out (please refer to our article on changing the bulbs of the rear lights on BMW X3 if you don’t know how to check their condition), there is a good chance that the tailgate of your BMW X3 is blocked due to an electrical problem.

BMW X3 trunk broken lock

The second possibility of a blocked trunk is that it is the lock of the trunk of your BMW X3 that is the cause of your problem . In reality, it is possible, after a while, that it might become blocked or that internal mechanisms may break. In this instance, the action of the trunk handle no longer triggers the system. You might still notice the activation noise, but not the mechanisms turning.

Something’s jammed in the lock of my BMW X3 trunk

At last, a last possibility, even though the source of the issue is in most cases already known. It is possible that you have something (a bag for example, a jacket, leaves… ) stuck in the lock of your trunk and that this foreign body keeps it in the closed position.

How to open a stuck trunk BMW X3?

Now that we have found out the different reasons for a trunk stuck on BMW X3 , we will concentrate on the possibilities to open a blocked trunk.

Opening a stuck trunk BMW X3 with the inner lock

First possibility, the trunk lock of your BMW X3 is entirely blocked, the external handle may be broken, or you may have an electrical problem. In this case, a remedy is offered to you, go through the interior of the car use the internal trunk handle . In truth, not everyone is aware of it, but there is an internal mechanism in the trunk that enables you to open it from the inside, you will need to find a hole (sometimes hidden behind a plastic cover) in the centre of your tailgate in which you can insert a screwdriver and press on the sides to unlock the trunk lock of your BMW X3 .

Open trunk stuck BMW X3 with a lubricant spray

Second remedy. It is possible that, with time, dust, the trunk closure of your BMW X3 may have jammed , to get rid of it, from inside your car, use degreaser to come clean and lubricate the lock of your BMW X3. This remedy might give you the possibility to reoperate your locked trunk.

Open blocked tailgate BMW X3, try to take out the foreign object

Finally, last possibility, it is possible that the trunk of your BMW X3 is blocked as a result of a foreign object that got into the lock. In this case, there are few solutions. It is up to you to take out as many plastic covers as possible from the inside of your car in order to have the most open access possible to the lock and try to remove as many foreign objects as possible from the trunk closure using pliers. If you are unable to open the locked trunk of your BMW X3 , we recommend you to go to your mechanic who will have the tools and more advanced knowledge to unlock the trunk of your car .

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