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rtgm1 01-23-2013 06:22 PM

soft close trunk issues
i have a 2001 740il that the trunk appears to be dead. The button wont open it either. I have to use the key. The sunroof is doing strange things too. All the fuses check out. Is this a GM or other module problem?

setconstr 01-23-2013 10:04 PM

Try re-programing your key.......

BMWFatherFigure 01-26-2013 04:23 AM

Check for damaged earths and plugs.

bmwoem1 01-26-2013 05:22 AM

Check the rubber grommet at the hinges... The wires fatigue after time and break or short circuit

BMWFatherFigure 01-27-2013 02:39 AM

Are the earths for the soft close and roof motor both in the boot (sorry Trunk)? It could be the common point.

bluebee 01-27-2013 11:50 AM

It takes five minutes to test, so, I'd first physically check the trunk / boot wire harness:
- How not to repair your bimmer trunk wiring loom (1) [ how to do it right (1) ]

BMWFatherFigure 01-27-2013 06:54 PM

Sort of like I said, wires, earth points and connectors. Repair wires with solder joints and shrink sleeve.

tmmj918 04-21-2013 07:12 PM

E38 soft close
Thanks for the advise, it works. I had a battery go dead and of course had the trunk opened to make the change, but now we are back in action.

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