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  1. 2008 E61 520d glass tailgate switch replace 
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    Changing the e61 tailgate glass switch

    This is just a supplementary guide to the one already posted by user: kwempe.

    LINK -> e61 faulty tailgate switch replace.pdf

    Symptoms:
    tailgate pops open when starting car (can prevent this short term by locking doors before you start engine)
    Tailgate pops open randomly at other times.
    Slight battery drain and some strange things going on with electronics (probably due to battery drain and fault with tailgate switch)

    Cause (in this case):
    Water ingress into the tailgate switch either through the rubber gasket between the switch and the glass or through plastic welds in the switch itself.
    The switch is permanently on, as the water is completing the switch circuit (as if someone is holding the switch down continuously)
     
     

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  5. removal of old switch 
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    Thanks for the post, one further thing - my switch was corroded onto the spline. in your picture you can see that bmw have changed the design, the old one has a metal ring whereas the new one is all plastic. I ended up having to hacksaw the old one off. A cut along the top and then another along the bottom so that i could prize off the old switch. Not fun but there was no way i was going to lever against the glass.
     
     

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