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  1. 2005 E61 520d - Tailgate Wiring Issues 
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    This is a pretty daft question but how can I determine what type of cabling to use to repair/replace the wires I suspect are broken in my boot hinges?

    I've read various topics on this forum plus some excellent how to guides (too many to name check here but thanks to all) so I feel reasonably confident about attempting my first ever auto repair. I'm pretty handy around the house and have access to the tools I will need.

    To summarise the problems:
    About a year ago my AM radio failed but this didn't bother me too much.
    I then got the glass hatch popping open and the excessive battery discharge warning but this stopped after a week or so. I put this down to the microswitch and put it on the list for repairing.
    Then I got intermittent failure of the remote central locking but not often enough to force me to tackle it.
    Now though the remote locking has failed completely and the glass hatch won't open any more so I'm finally going to have to do something about it.

    Any advice/help would be very gratefully received.
     
     

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    Can anyone assist the OP with this issue?
     
     

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    You need multi-strand automotive wire. Most of the wiring to rear lights etc are 0.75mm but BMW use 0.5 and 1mm (and larger) depending on the ampount of current going through it. Most auto electrical suppliers sell reels in 50m or 100m but you can buy short lengths on eBay to get multiple colours.
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Bundle-1mm-sq-...item2c5ca7c4b9
    Hope this helps.
     
     

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