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BMW SERIES 3 F30 Electronic Tailgate on F31

Can anyone confirm that the US-bound touring will come standard with the motorized tailgate lift (and open trigger with foot under the bumper) as is provided on the European model Sounds trivial but is actually a major convenience to me and only available with the Allroad as part of a 3000 premium plus package. Might turn the tide as both are netting out to about the same with the (probably unnecessary in my case) Quattro in the Audis favor.

I read this - Quote In order to make access to its generous cargo area easier a power tailgate will be offered for the first time on a 3 series Sports Wagon. Getting into the cargo area can be done at the touch of a button either on the remote key or from inside the interior. Access is made even easier when Comfort Access is ordered which will include the Hands Free Opening tailgate. If one approaches the new 3 series Sports Wagon with hands full one need only stick a foot under the rear bumper to initiate the operation and the tailgate automatically swings open. From the complete F31 3 series wagon press release to indicate that it was going to be offered as an option not standard. Reading it again I can see it going either way. The X3 did just switch to it being standard so that could indicate what bmw is going to do. Tim

BMW SERIES 5 E39 1999 528i Tailgate Not Opening Blues

I went away for two weeks without taking my 99 528I with 181K miles. I think I offended her based on her response when I returned 1. tailgate wont open. (Ive removed the tailgate interior panel to see if the tail gate lock breakaway pin was still in place. Two years ago a good Boston Indy put a small screw in mine so I thought it gave way but its still in place.) I can hear the motor when I press the

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BMW SERIES 3 E46 E46 Rear Door ( Tailgate) Warning Indicator Always On

Hi All I have a 2004 E46 Touring and recently the rear door open indicator is always on. I have tried opening the rear door and pushing the door lock mechanism until it locks shut with a screwdriver. When fully pushed in the lights on the inside of the car go out. This leads me to believe there is at least one micro-switch within the door latch mechanism itself. I have tried the same test with the

I waded through a related problem with my wagon - the rear glass kept randomly popping open. Turned out to be a short in wiring for the glass button (the one under the wiper). You may want to review the factory Central Body Electronics description here that some enterprising person in Russia has posted httpwww.bmwtech.rupdfe46ST034...20Internet.pdf The GM 5 module controls all this stuff. Its weird

BMW SERIES 5 E60 E61 E61 tailgate wiring

I was quoted a worse case scenario 3500 to fix a wiring issue that has effected the auto tailgate and also the remote key fob. Has anyone experienced this ans has bmw offered any goodwill in paying for the repair. It appears to be a common issue but no recall from bmw. This is on an 07 e61 with 54000 miles on it.

What are the symptoms I have a 2006 530xi wagon - about one out of 5 times when I try to open the tailgate with the keyfob I hear the tailgate click open but no motor sound and the door doesnt open (but motor does run and open when I press switch on tailgate itself). Ive wondered if I just dont know the right timing on the keyfob press (sometimes I hold it too long and the alarm goes off) - as far as I know I have to hold it about 3 seconds for the tailgate to open and usually that works but I worry that the times when it just unlatches but doesnt open means it has some intermittent problem. BTW ... I googled a bit and found this DIY for the e61 tailgate wiring issue (not sure if that is my problem though) in case it helps you save the 3500 repair bill bmw_E61_tailgate_wires.pdf

BMW SERIES 5 E60 E61 E61 Power tailgate doesnt like the cold weather

Still working through my list of minor upgradesrepairs to my recently acquired 2007 530xiT. Sirius Satellite radio is working great New bmw rubber floormats and rear cargo tray are installed and ready for winter slop. I sealed the tray of electronics under the spare tire in a heavy duty black garbage bag and installed a 9V water alarm in case my sunroof drains decide to clog. Had the Curt trailer hitch

to replace it. Dealing with the hydraulic autolift portion is certainly going to be more complicated. Im assuming the helper strut has the same part number as the struts used in the manual tailgates (51247178273) - hope so anyway. Ive replaced those struts on our E46 touring - its very easy. As it turns out the trunk lift lock has also failed Good times. Ive been playing around on realoem.combmw

Just replaced the helper strut on the wagon tailgate. I got it from mybimmerparts.com for 65.09 shipping. Seems like the tailgate is definately operating more smoothly. The tailgate used to kind of slam shut during the last 10 or 12 of travel when closing. That action seems a lot smoother now. The hydraulic pump also sounds like it is not laboring nearly as hard when opening the tailgate either. So seems like it was definately a tired gas strut. Now onto that brake job....

Although the new strut seemed to make the overall operation of the tailgate better I have since experienced the same phenomena where the tailgate only opens a few inches and just stops. Im starting to think its a glitch with the switch. Seems like if I hold the button in a little longer while its raising then it doesnt do it. I think I was at least able to rule out that its something more serious like

Well the 5ers rear tailgate went from a mild protest of the cold weather to an outright tantrum. Its like a scorned lover....distant uncooperative combative. This thing must have lived in a heated garage in its previous life....now relagated to slumber in a driveway on the North-facing slope of a mountain in central PA. After a night of the coldest temps since Ive owned this vehicle the power tailgate

BMW SERIES 5 E60 E61 Problem with soft close (tailgate) 520 touring

Hi. Ive got a bmw 520 2007. Ive recently got a problem with the soft close on the tailgate. It locks too early.. If i hurry and close the tailgate it locks fine but then the tailgate-light and trunk-light does not turn off.. If i locks the tailgate manually with my finger the lights do turn off.. A bit hard to explain so here is a video of the problem (You will hear the locking mechanism well ) bmw

BMW SERIES 5 E60 E61 Problem with soft close (tailgate) 520 touring

Hi. Ive got a bmw 520 2007. Ive recently got a problem with the soft close on the tailgate. It locks too early.. If i hurry and close the tailgate it locks fine but then the tailgate-light and trunk-light does not turn off.. If i locks the tailgate manually with my finger the lights do turn off.. A bit hard to explain so here is a video of the problem (You will hear the locking mechanism well P ) [URLhttpwww.youtube.comwatchfeatureplayer_embedded&v6lOL_PxQh-Q]bmw

BMW SERIES 5 E60 E61 Tailgate Problem

Hi I have a bmw 2004 E61 tourer. I have two problems here. Firstly the rear wiper motor is faulty and clunks when in operation. I have tried to remove the plastic mouldings from inside of the car to take the wiper motor out and replace it but i cannot get the interior trim off. The second problem is that I cannot open the tailgate window section using the little button under the rear wiper blade. I

BMW SERIES 5 E60 E61 2006 530xi Wagon Power Tailgate Problem

When opening the power tailgate on our 2006 530xi wagon (with the remote or the tailgate handle button) the door only opens about 20 degrees and then stops. We must then manually lift it open which requires quite some force to overcome the hydraulics. It stays open at that point. It wont auto close so it must be manually closed as well which also requires quite some force. Has anyone experienced this Thanks

Yes I did. The tailgate got worse over time. First you had to hit the tailgate Open button twice then three times the tailgate opened less over time and it sounded sicker as well (you could hear the motor straining). The first time we took it in bmw claimed it just needed a tweak two weeks later it would hardly open. At that point bmw admitted that the tailgate shouldnt work that way they had to order

Quote Originally Posted by gcreese Yes I did. The tailgate got worse over time. First you had to hit the tailgate Open button twice then three times the tailgate opened less over time and it sounded sicker as well (you could hear the motor straining). The first time we took it in bmw claimed it just needed a tweak two weeks later it would hardly open. At that point bmw admitted that the tailgate shouldnt

Hi I had a similar problem on my 2006 530xi with the tailgate. It started late 2012. Did not know what was going. In March 2013 my original battery died. I got a new battery at the dealership and since then my tail gate has worked every time. From the remote from the front driver side button and also using the button by the license plate. BTW new battery was 300 installed and recoded at the bmw dealership.

BMW SERIES 5 E60 E61 xiT automatic tailgate operation

When I use the button in the footwell the tailgate opens fine however when I use the button on the key I cant quite get the hang of it. Sometimes the lid will release but not fully open unless I push the button a second time. If the cover is closed it will open too but if I hold it too long the alarm goes off. The dealer said I need to hold it for a few seconds however I dont know why its not fully opening after releasing. Thoughts

look at it and they said it was due to the key not being held down long enough. My argument was that if it was held down long enough to release the cargo cover the tailgate should go up. They adjusted the lock but it did nothing to solve the problem. My bet is that it is software related as I did not have this problem when I got the car. This issue has crept in since I got Progman 25. Maybe with bmw

There is and always has been a perceptable lag in the tailgate opening. I now just hold the button down for a very short time and then let go. takes a few millisecs and the tailgate opens. It would be nice if the tailgate started opening as soon or when the button was pressed. sort of the delay if using an mp3 cd and using the steering wheel controls to advance the tracks

BMW SERIES 5 E39 Wagon Tailgate Problem

Anyone have experience with replacement of the tailgate closing mechanism I left the wagon at the airport for a trip and when I returned the tailgate would not open. I opened it manually but when I closed it the electric assist would not engage. I can close it manually but it doesnt lock down completely. Hence it rattles around while driving. I checked all the fuses. Is there anything else I can do short of having the locking mechanism replaced

OK- heres the deal...inside the locking mechanism there are two arms connected by a plastic pin. The pin is designed to break away if and when the tailgate senses resistance as it is closing. This is a feature that bmw designed to save you from replacing the whole locking mechanism (around 200-250). Only problem is THEY DONT SELL THE PLASTIC PIN SEPARATELY so the whole idea makes no sense I ended up

Quote Originally Posted by GJR OK- heres the deal...inside the locking mechanism there are two arms connected by a plastic pin. The pin is designed to break away if and when the tailgate senses resistance as it is closing. This is a feature that bmw designed to save you from replacing the whole locking mechanism (around 200-250). Only problem is THEY DONT SELL THE PLASTIC PIN SEPARATELY so the whole

Quote Originally Posted by kkesler Ok I might be wrong here but I believe the pull down part is in the bottom not the door. If you pull the spare cover etc. out you can see there is an actuator down there and the post the latch hooks onto appears to be on an eccentric. thank you sir I will take a look its part number 4 on realoem httpwww.realoem.combmwshowparts...81&hg41&fg60 I then searched google

So this is my first post here. Bought a very pretty 1999 528iT a few weeks ago. Just over 300k miles very nicely maintained good deal. A few days later my wife calls me at work and says the tailgate isnt working right wont close all the way and the indicator on the dash shows its open. Tracked down a cure from a few years back involving opening the tailgate latching it with a screwdriver while open

BMW SERIES 3 E46 Tailgate window opening on 01 325 touring

Anyone heard of this problem Any suggestions The tailgate window solenoid is triggering automatically and releasing the window (not the whole tailgate just the glass which is hinged seperately). Sometimes it opens whilst driving. Never opens itself with the car locked (thankfully). This is definitely electrical sometimes you hear the solenoid firing repeatedly. Other times its OK for a couple of

Quote Originally Posted by paulbaker85 Anyone heard of this problem Any suggestions The tailgate window solenoid is triggering automatically and releasing the window (not the whole tailgate just the glass which is hinged seperately). Sometimes it opens whilst driving. Never opens itself with the car locked (thankfully). This is definitely electrical sometimes you hear the solenoid firing repeatedly.

you may be confusing the problem by confounding two rather different and electrically distinct functions. There is locking and actuating. Locking and unlocking merely disables or enables the control by which you actuate the lock (or latch might make more sense in this case). Sounds like paulbaker85 has a phantom actuation problem. Literally his window is opening because the motor (thats what bmw

the dealership as I type this. He cant find anything so far but said he is going to follow the wires. Im at a total loss plus the wagon is out of warranty. Quote Originally Posted by paulbaker85 Apologies for not posting what the resolution to my problem was. It was a short in the wiring integrated into the rear glass. I ended up having to replace the glass. All-in-all it cost 163650 by the time bmw

BMW SERIES 5 E39 Is tailgate draining my battery

2 days ago I got this message on the console that my tailgate is open. Today the battery completely discharged down to 8.9V. Coincidence I think not. The battery is 3.5 years old and is OEM bmw. I jumped the car ran it for 20 miles to recharge the battery it appears to be at 12.8V now lets see if it holds. The starter is good as the voltage with the engine running is 14V. Could it be that motor in

BMW SERIES 3 E46 e46 tourer tailgate window

Hi wondering if some one can give me any info on my tailgate window.press the button on window but it will not openis this a commen prob..does it work on vacum or elec.just bought the car so any info would be graetfull regards nev

md-va The tailgate on mine would also randomly open when the car was stopped or parked. I ended up pulling the fuse until I could figure it out. In the meantime I had the relays in my GM5 module repaired to fix my central locking problem. When I put the module back in the tailgate random opens were gone. Not sure if it was a coincidence or if the GM5 also controls the tailgate. Did you use httpbmwgm5.com

Quote Originally Posted by 1972ford Did you use httpbmwgm5.com I think the GM5 does control the tailgate functions. But for my car its only the glass that misbehaves so it hasnt been worthwhile to do the repair. Yes I used that site for the relay fix since my central locking was completely messed up. It was just my glass as well that was randomly popping open. Probably not worth the paying for the fix if you locks are still OK.

For all US E61 owners please file a vehicle complaint at NHTSA httpswww-odi.nhtsa.dot.govVehicl...ntindex.xhtml I just submitted mine Quote I discovered failures of multiple wires in the tailgaterear window wiring harnesses. Through research online I have found this is a common problem with this vehicle over several model years - search for bmw E61 tailgate wiring problems. The failures are caused

BMW SERIES 5 GT F07 2010 550i Power Tailgate

Trying to purchase 2010 550i GT 42k mile with the following spec. Could anybody tell me if this car has Power tailgate or not I attached the spec... Also how much would be the good deal (bmw dealership) for this one Thank you

I believe power tailgate is standard...have not heard of anyone stating they do not have a power tailgate. 29k sounds like it is out of original warranty but a steal for the amount of car you are getting IMHO. Is it a bmw CPO If it were me Id ask for the service records and have a pre-purchase inspection performed by an independent bmw specialist. Personally I would look carefully at the service records

I dont have time to paste the results - here you go - httpwww.bmwarchive.orgvinbmw-vin-decoder.html It does not have the power tailgate. but I believe it does have keyless entrystart. I note that the build date puts this car as one of the earliest builds of a new model.... the only items it is missing that I think are must haves are rear camera and hi fi stereo....

BMW SERIES 5 E60 E61 e61 tailgate problems

I cant seem to get the automatic tailgate to close on my 530xi Wagon. The electronics seem to be operating normally but the latch does not lock when the tailgate is in the down position. It pops back up about an inch and stays there . The interior lights wont shut off for about 20 minutes until the car goes into sleep mode which eventually is going to kill the battery. Im away from home 200 miles from

Still trying to get the rear window open so that I can remove the panel to access the tailgate lock mechanism. Anymore ideas Since the tailgate wont lock (only manually) the car does not recognize it as being locked and thus wont release the rear window. The electronics on this car are ridiculous. Is there a way to bypass the tailgate lock to get the window open

If anyone has an e61 tailgate latch issues there is hope. Ive been dragged through the mud (or snow in my case) with this one. Now that it is above freezing Ive had some time and cooperative weather to figure this thing out .. Toga94m was correct in his post. If you move the manual release mechanism to the right (left opens pg 36 owners manual) it will send a message to the computer that the tailgate

BMW SERIES 5 E39 Tailgate surface rust on 99 Touring

I recently noticed that I have a couple of areas of surface rust bubbled under the paint. Its located on the tailgate lip just under the rear window. I know that a lot of spray ends up on the rear window (i.e. road salty water) and it runs down onto this area. What Im wondering about is where is the water supposed to go Theres a black plastic frame around the window opening that meets this ledge but

BMW SERIES 3 E46 Is there a solution against a dirty tailgate

I like to ask how to MINIMIZE the common aerodynamic effect to a dirty tailgate on a E46wagon I live on a dusty road 2km in and out and even on wet pavement after the problem makes it worse. I used to have a Fiat stationwagon on the farm some 30 years ago with a mount of an airfoil 5cm above the top edge of the tailgate in the PREWIPER period because it did not need one. Mounting an experimental one

BMW SERIES 5 E39 E39 540 wagon tailgate lock problem

Symptom I can not open the tail gate with the remote control button on the car key I cannot open it by pressing on the tailgate release handle & I cannot open it when I pressed on the door lockunlock switch in the center console...... [B] Investigations When I pressed either buttons on the car key there was actually no reaction from the tailgate actuator at all (I tried both keys). When I pressed on

Am having the exact same problems as you described with our 2001 525i Sport Wagon. Strange that they are identical and the tailgate stopped opening early last week. Same as yours latch spindle rotates but gate latch doesnt release. If you figure this out I would really appreciate your letting me know. Ill let you know if I come up with an answer. As for remote lockunlock with the key control havent

BMW SERIES 5 E60 E61 08 535xit - Ottos BMW - tailgate glass opens on its own - driving studder

Hi all Just wanted to mention we dropped off our 535xit at Ottos bmw in West Chester PA on Friday. The day before the tailgate glass started opening on its own while driving and couldnt closelock. Did it 2x in one day. We also reported that in the few weeks since we bought it weve noticed a studdershudder in the car when coming to a stop. My wife dropped it off and they gave her a loaded 535xi as a

BMW SERIES 5 E34 How to do what to do on 525 touring tailgate

Well the lock switches dont work on the window at all and the gate can only be opened with the key. Ive been told this is a troublesome issue due to wiring damage near hinges. So I got the tailgate cover off and then I found a cut braided wire at the hinge. The Bently book has nothing on this subject. Any experienced input appreciated. Thank you bmw community you have eased my fears and increased my pleasure.

BMW SERIES 5 E39 Tailgate 01 540it

My tailgate Was Working Fine Yesterday .. I Never Slam It I Just Shut It Slightly And Let It Automatic Shut....but All Of A Sudden I Have To Give It A Push To Shut I Think The Automatic Isnt Working... Anybody Familiar

Quote Originally Posted by armstm0 ... so I drilled a couple of 1mm holes in each side of the broken shaft then put two pieces of steel paper clip in and glued it all together... do you have the bmw part number for the paper clip I used a 8 machine screw and a locknut. Been working fine for 6 months. Have to frequently push my weathertech mat away from the tailgate otherwise its jam-city and the next repair might cost more than a dollar.

rsavory Didnt you use the ziplock to reconnect the manual release cord to the actuator httpwww.bimmerfest.comforumssho...lighttailgate I (we) I think and I trying to comfirm with armstm0 that he (armstm0) is talking about opening the actuator and replacing a pin. Did you also do this My latch and soft close motor work but the system doesnt know when the tailgate is closed and doesnt pull the tailgate

BMW SERIES 5 E39 E39 Wagon Tailgate lock malfunction

Symptom I can not open the tail gate. When I press either key button 3 or tailgate button on driver left knee or button outside of tailgate I can hear the actuator sound. But the tailgate door is still locked. The only way I can release the door is to 1) remove the interior cover of the tailgate 2) pull the manual release plastic plug. As owner manual page 181 suggested Once I open the door I can close

BMW SERIES 5 E60 E61 Have anyone encountered rude and ignorance tailgater

I have a deep sea blue 528i fully loaded and shiny parked with the engine still on and a guy tried to park behind me (saw the whole thing when I was smoking outside of my car) he had so much space in the back but he had to bump into my car to satisfy his thirst for bmw . I threw a cigarette to his honda suv windshield before he was able to put a dent to my bumper. It was extremely close (one cm probably)

Whenever I am being tailgated I look for the first opportunity to move over to the right and let the tailgater pass. They usually speed up and tailgate the car ahead. I will never understand nor attempt to understand the tailgater mentality.

BMW SERIES 5 F10 F11 Power Tailgate included in Prem Package

For model year 2012 the ZPP package now includes the Power tailgate. What the heck is this Is the tailgate the same as the trunk lid If so how does it work

Quote Originally Posted by Sharbotcom Does the happy feet feature only work when you have the comfort access option combined with the power tailgate not just the power tailgate option on its own My understanding is you can get the power tailgate option without ordering the comfort access option. Im assuming the happy feet option works with a motion detection sensor combined with the proximity sensor

BMW SERIES 3 E46 E46 323i tailgate lock

I closed my tailgate on a small piece of rigid plastic which broke into pieces. Now I cant open the tailgate and I suspect that a piece of the plastic is lodged in the lockstriker area and preventing the lock from unlocking. I have pried off the small access door to the emergency unlocker but moving the small level does not help. Its as if the lock is frozen in the closed position. When using my remote

BMW SERIES 5 E39 Tailgate replacement

My tailgate is pretty rusted. I am curious if it possible to put a nice gate on from a junk yard. Since there is no keyhole it should be just a matter on making sure your electronic connections are hooked up properly. Anyone put a different door(other than drivers side) or tailgate on there car

Quote Originally Posted by matttahoe53 New tailgate and rear passenger door is being installed. I bought them both in excellent condition for 350. I will take some pictures when I get it back. I cant wait to use the tailgate window instead of having to always open the gate. Sounds interesting. Are they threading the existing wire harness into the new tailgate Or splicing in whats already there I wrote

BMW SERIES 5 E60 E61 530xiT soft-close tailgate

An article in the new issue of Roundel mentioned that the tailgate of the 530xiT has a soft-close feature. When mine closes it really slams shut. Before I say anything to my dealer I was wondering whether everyone elses slams or closes softly. Thanks.

Quote Originally Posted by tcoz An article in the new issue of Roundel mentioned that the tailgate of the 530xiT has a soft-close feature. When mine closes it really slams shut. Before I say anything to my dealer I was wondering whether everyone elses slams or closes softly. Thanks. Do all E61s have an automatic tailgate Mine closes pretty softly with the automatic. However I find that the OEM mat I bought for the back sometimes slips a little and inteferes with the closing of the tailgate.

BMW SERIES 5 E34 Replacing Tailgate Lense on Tailgate-1995 Touring Wagon

Posted Jul 31 2007 924 PM Can anyone tell me how the plastic cover comes off the inside of the tailgate in order to remove the part of the taillight that is on the tailgate Mine has a clip floating around it inside the back up lense and the rattle is driving me crazy. Thanks CK

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