Soft close boot fault

DanTman13

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Hi all, quick one. I am having problems with my soft close boot, it seems to have problems closing it goes through the motions several times up down up down but doesn’t fully close? When I drive off the signal comes for open boot, I can lock the car but fear water getting in? I’ve removed and checked all wiring into the lock and see no obvious signs of splits etc. any help or ideas would be appreciated as always 👍🏽
 

t-tony

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gookah

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Hi all, quick one. I am having problems with my soft close boot, it seems to have problems closing it goes through the motions several times up down up down but doesn’t fully close? When I drive off the signal comes for open boot, I can lock the car but fear water getting in? I’ve removed and checked all wiring into the lock and see no obvious signs of splits etc. any help or ideas would be appreciated as always 👍🏽

Hello Dan
I have just fixed mine, The car boot was twerking up and down trying to close.
This will happen to all e89s at some point, and BMW will try and sell you a full very expensive mechanism when it is just not needed

It's an easy and no cost fix

I have sent you all the photos of how I did mine, in a PM.

I would have put it as a sticky but I don't bother anymore, because there are plenty that challenge my own 'actual experience', in favour of other 'experts/guru's' who, let's say, have obviously more 'valued opinions' on here of what is definitely wrong.....

Because of this, I have chosen to adopt the 'my ball' syndrome now... and I can decide who I play with. :thumbsup:
those 'experts' can advise otherwise, and if you think 'does he mean me?...... then I probably do..=))
 
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B21

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Hello Dan
I have just fixed mine, The car boot was twerking up and down trying to close.
This will happen to all e89s at some point, and BMW will try and sell you a full very expensive mechanism when it is just not needed

It's an easy and no cost fix

I have sent you all the photos of how I did mine, in a PM.

I would have put it as a sticky but I don't bother anymore, because there are plenty that challenge my own 'actual experience', in favour of other 'experts/guru's' who, let's say, have obviously more 'valued opinions' on here of what is definitely wrong.....

Because of this, I have chosen to adopt the 'my ball' syndrome now... and I can decide who I play with. :thumbsup:
those 'experts' can advise otherwise, and if you think 'does he mean me?...... then I probably am..=))
Hello as I’m not an expert on bootlids would you mind pm me with your solutions pls so I can have it for the inevitable rainy day..👌
 

gookah

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Hi all, quick one. I am having problems with my soft close boot, it seems to have problems closing it goes through the motions several times up down up down but doesn’t fully close? When I drive off the signal comes for open boot, I can lock the car but fear water getting in? I’ve removed and checked all wiring into the lock and see no obvious signs of splits etc. any help or ideas would be appreciated as always 👍🏽

Well done on getting it sorted today Dan, told you it was an easy fix.
Glad it helped, that fix works a treat. :thumbsup:
 

Mattr87

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Hello Dan
I have just fixed mine, The car boot was twerking up and down trying to close.
This will happen to all e89s at some point, and BMW will try and sell you a full very expensive mechanism when it is just not needed

It's an easy and no cost fix

I have sent you all the photos of how I did mine, in a PM.

I would have put it as a sticky but I don't bother anymore, because there are plenty that challenge my own 'actual experience', in favour of other 'experts/guru's' who, let's say, have obviously more 'valued opinions' on here of what is definitely wrong.....

Because of this, I have chosen to adopt the 'my ball' syndrome now... and I can decide who I play with. :thumbsup:
those 'experts' can advise otherwise, and if you think 'does he mean me?...... then I probably do..=))

Hi,

Yesterday the exact same symptoms happened to my E89. I'm wondering if you would mind sharing your photos with me with how you managed to rectify the issue. I would much prefer to try give it a go myself as I know a dealer would want to charge a fortune and have parts fitted I don't need. Any help is appreciated.

Thanks
Matt
 

RobbiZ4

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Taur Everard

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Hello Dan
I have just fixed mine, The car boot was twerking up and down trying to close.
This will happen to all e89s at some point, and BMW will try and sell you a full very expensive mechanism when it is just not needed

It's an easy and no cost fix

I have sent you all the photos of how I did mine, in a PM.

I would have put it as a sticky but I don't bother anymore, because there are plenty that challenge my own 'actual experience', in favour of other 'experts/guru's' who, let's say, have obviously more 'valued opinions' on here of what is definitely wrong.....

Because of this, I have chosen to adopt the 'my ball' syndrome now... and I can decide who I play with. :thumbsup:
those 'experts' can advise otherwise, and if you think 'does he mean me?...... then I probably do..=))
Hi there,

i have recently fell victim to this very thing and my garage is trying to charge me £316!

please may i have this useful piece of info so as to try rectify myself &

also save myself from open wallet surgery haha
 
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Hello Dan
I have just fixed mine, The car boot was twerking up and down trying to close.
This will happen to all e89s at some point, and BMW will try and sell you a full very expensive mechanism when it is just not needed

It's an easy and no cost fix

I have sent you all the photos of how I did mine, in a PM.

I would have put it as a sticky but I don't bother anymore, because there are plenty that challenge my own 'actual experience', in favour of other 'experts/guru's' who, let's say, have obviously more 'valued opinions' on here of what is definitely wrong.....

Because of this, I have chosen to adopt the 'my ball' syndrome now... and I can decide who I play with. :thumbsup:
those 'experts' can advise otherwise, and if you think 'does he mean me?...... then I probably do..=))
Hi Pete
could you dm me I have the same issue
 

Cathia777

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Hi Pete
could you dm me I have the same issue
I had this issue since last summer, and didn't attempt to put the roof down as I have no garage and no-one to help me in case I cannot close it.
Now for weeks there is water leak in my boot, I cannot see from where but boot floor very wet. I thought it was from the boot seal.
Took to BMW and they said roof is contaminated but I didn't authorise the £1,000 job! Have anyone heard about this?
I suspect roof not opening and boot leak come from rain water from somewhere from the roof.
Anyone knows a mechanic who could fix it? I am hopeless and unable to do this on my own :(.
Huge thanks!!
 

B21

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I had this issue since last summer, and didn't attempt to put the roof down as I have no garage and no-one to help me in case I cannot close it.
Now for weeks there is water leak in my boot, I cannot see from where but boot floor very wet. I thought it was from the boot seal.
Took to BMW and they said roof is contaminated but I didn't authorise the £1,000 job! Have anyone heard about this?
I suspect roof not opening and boot leak come from rain water from somewhere from the roof.
Anyone knows a mechanic who could fix it? I am hopeless and unable to do this on my own :(.
Huge thanks!!
Where are you based ?…near Farnborough ?….there are folks further north that I know but not sure of people in the south east..
 

Cathia777

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I am in Eastleigh, Hampshire but willing to drive anywhere to get my babe fixed.
Thanks
 

Cathia777

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I used to take my car to Ross when he was in Hook (and I was Surrey), then his garage moved somewhere else and I lost contact... :(
Thanks anyway
 

B21

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I used to take my car to Ross when he was in Hook (and I was Surrey), then his garage moved somewhere else and I lost contact... :(
Thanks anyway
Still in Hook..

1 Murrell Green Business Park
London Road
Hampshire
RG27 9GR
 
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