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    Unable to open boot

    Hi,

    the boot will only open if I use the key remote.

    Dashboard warnings lights are on, warning that the back lights are gone. The back lights are working fine though.

    Not sure what it is ??

    Thanks.

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    Check the wiring connector on the light units,

    Common for them to burn out on the earth wire. See here. DIY Fixim rear lights or random bulb warning on E46 Saloon - E46Fanatics

    As for the boot not opening on the key, try some lubricant down the barrel, you really need to get this sorted soon because if your central locking solenoid packs up then you will have no access to the boot.
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    The boot opening with the remote suggests that everything is fine, solenoids, central locking etc, except for maybe the switch in the "handle" you touch to open it manually. If the tail light issue is in anyway connected to this it may be that they share an earth wire and this is the common point to investigate.
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