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    Hello everybody! My friend's 330cd has a slight issue with the bootlid allignment. When you look at the bootlid when it is shut, the gap between the bootlid and the rear quarter panel on the left side seems larger than the gap between the bootlid and the rear quarter panel on the right side. What could be the cause of this issue and how could it be rectified? It is a VERY minor difference (about a mm or 2 different) but if it is easy to re-allign it then he would love to get it done.

    Also, how are the red light covers fitted on the boot lid on either side of the number plate taken off?

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    not looked in my boot recently...but normally cars have little rubber bungs that can be screwed in and out to adjust things like this...dunno if bmw do it this way too ybh.
    the boot lights are accessed by removing the trim from the boot and undoing the nut that holds them on...you then wriggle the light out.
    if its just a bulb change on these then the holder comes out instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 328mark View Post
    not looked in my boot recently...but normally cars have little rubber bungs that can be screwed in and out to adjust things like this...dunno if bmw do it this way too ybh.
    the boot lights are accessed by removing the trim from the boot and undoing the nut that holds them on...you then wriggle the light out.
    if its just a bulb change on these then the holder comes out instead.
    Appreciate your help!! Ill ring up my local bodyshop up and see what they say. I've adjusted the rubber thing that the driver door sits into to make the door sit more flush with the rest of the body, so I'm guessing you're saying it should be the same principle for my friends bootlid? Could the bootlid move out of place by simply opening and closing it over a period of time or could it have been involved in an accident?

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    I'd check for play in the hydraulic arms and examine the hinges at the back of the bootlid for damage!
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