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Old 01-14-2013, 12:35 PM
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Mein Auto: 1997 740iL / 2006 X5 4.4
The latch to open the tail gate when there's no electrical power is INSIDE the vehicle.

Have you tried spraying some DE-ICER into the lock cylinder? If not, do you have some WD40 (with the thin red straw)?

The door lock cylinder is designed to free wheel spin when it thinks something other than the key is being used to gain entry. If it rained or snowed (or any "wet" weather conditions occurred) then ambient temps dropped down below freezing...this may have caused your door lock cylinder to free wheel spin when pressure was applied to turn the cylinder. Again, try thawing the cylinder if below freezing and you may be able to get the lock cylinder to turn correctly.

Q {BMW CCA Member #191509}
2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 97 740iL (Arctic Silver) 3/97 mfg date
99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
91 735iL (Schwarz Black) <<~>> 85 325e (Bronzit)

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