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  1. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi. I am new here on Bimmerforums, hope that you guys can help me with my little problem I have a '04 e46 320d touring, where the rear tailgate window is showing in the display as open aswell in INPA (see photo) I have traced all the wires and testet them all that none of them has breaks on...
  2. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    The car has been standing for several months and battery is totally dead. I tried charging it but the charger doesn't go into charge mode even after leaving it connected for more than twelve hours. Tried jump leads just to get central locking to operate but there is absolutely no sign of life. I...
  3. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi, Has anyone replaced the rubber tailgate seal on a F25 X3 ? I cannot find any videos or instructions online. Does the lower sill have to be unscrewed and inclipped or can the seal be pulled out and new one installed without unscrewing and unclipped? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
  4. Technical Guides for the E46
    The glass tail gate section on my E46 Touring keeps randomly unlocking itself. When it does there is a ticking noise coming from it. It can on for weeks not doing it then it suddenly starts up again - it’s very annoying. Anyone any ideas please?
  5. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello All, my E91 has a stiff tailgate that means I have to push it most if the way up. I have had the struts replaced and this improved things a little (they were rusty oddly) but still not great. The stiffness is definitely in the hinges and not a struts issue because the rear window is stiff...
  6. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    BMW X5 2002 3.d It's the upper tailgate , replaced lock actuator also changed gm3 module still the same , you can hear the relay in gm3 clicking when you press button to open boot on dashboard , you can also hear relay when pressing boot switch , checked all fuses all ok , it also says on...
  7. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    In a previous ownership my E61 has obviously had an electrical fault somewhere in the tailgate. Both hinges have had the black conduit for the wiring hacked apart in the most Heath Robinson fashion to enable access to the loom and/or enable a new look to be passed through. Everything now...
  8. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, on the e61 ,2009, 530d. my struts / (door jam's i call them), but my tailgate door is not as reliable to stay up now & as come down on its own with me just about catching it. so im here asking if any of you have this modal that could give us a part number of there units as i cant...
  9. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi everyone, I'm experiencing what appears to be a common failure with the tailgate on my E61 - the soft-close does not operate to close the door properly so the dash warns it's open and the interior light stays on. I should add that the soft-close does trigger/motor with the release button...
  10. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi guys and girls i am having an issue at the moment with the rear tailgate on my bmw x1, when i use the button on the key to open the tailgate it doesnt open it also wont happen if i use the button in the driver side door any ideas what the issue could be? I'm having to manual release at the...
  11. BMW Garages and Parts Retailers
    Hi all, I am missing the drivers side (right hand drive f36) plastic cover which gives access to the rear light from inside the boot. Please see attached photo Any ideas where I can get one from? Tried BMW UK and they sell the whole boot cover including both plastic covers. Thanks
  12. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hey all. Since I have bought my E91 its tailgate glass keep falling down if I dont hold it at all times. I thought that is how it should be so I didn't really think about it - until today. I met a friend of mine that also has a similar E91, he needed to work something on the trunk and asked why...
  13. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi, Can anyone recommend an auto electrician in the Midlands (UK) that can replace this for me? Off on a road trip to France in 4 weeks and the boot doesn't close properly! Please help!!
  14. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Reversing into a parking space at work i didnt see the metal fire escape and hit it , no i need to see how hard it will be to have it repaired and an approx cost if anybody has an idea please
  15. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Just managed to get my tailgate cylinder/strut fitted back on the car as it had popped of on previous owner. However it only seems to go up and down sometimes and sometimes stops half way etc, boot also seems to jolt sideways when shutting/opening etc. https://youtu.be/joZC4aGOecc
  16. BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Hi All, I’m now beginning to wrap my car up ready for daily duties but when I was changing the rear hatch struts over I noticed some surface rust on the inner skin/panel of my tailgate on both sides. See below pictures taken earlier this evening for reference - It’s just say bubbling on...
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello all, my first post here and I’m hoping someone can help. I’ve searched everywhere I can think of and can’t find the info I need. The tailgate on my 320i touring was badly rusted so I’ve bought another off eBay in the same colour. I’ve managed to swap everything over but I have a wire with...
  18. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, only had my e91 a couple of weeks but the tailgate is stiff to open, it wont lift up by itself so I ordered some gas stuts as the old ones looked in pretty rough shape. I've since fitted them and it hasn't really helped atall. I also tried covering the hinges in some grease and opening...
  19. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hey guys, Newbie here, hope you can help me. I've got a 1 series F20 (116d) on a 14 plate. The boot release has been playing up recently i.e. sometimes it'll open sometimes it wont and a 2nd attempt then gets in open. Anyway last Sunday I slammed the tailgate shut (as you do) and now it wont...
  20. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I've had my 2006 E91 320D for just over a couple of years now. The clutch is on its way out and I'm getting quotes for that. Meanwhile, there are a few niggles I want to sort, otherwise I might just go mad and/or trade it in for a Ford. FM radio reception has been poor the whole time I've owned...
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