E61 Tailgate window opens by itself when the engine is started.(FIXED)

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  1. E61 Tailgate window opens by itself when the engine is started.(FIXED) 
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    My E61 530i Touring was fine until I replaced the battery. Since then the tailgate window now opens by itself when I start the engine, but wont open from the button switch on the window. It's permanently locked until I start the engine. Any suggestions as to what the problem might be would be much appreciated.
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    The switch itself on the tailgate is known to fail, gets water in to it and causes issues like this.
     
     

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    In case anyone else has the same problem, the fault was indeed the switch on the tailgate window. The part was £25 from the Main Dealer.
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    Thanks Richard.
    I have exactly the same problem. Got my car booked in next week to have the micro-switch changed. The car is only just out of warranty, too!
     
     

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    Cheers for the update Richard, glad to hear it's fixed.
     
     

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