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Old 03-13-2013, 07:02 PM
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jammed tailgate

closed the tailgate on my gym bag handle Now I can't open it. We tried the manual latch release (both ways) and no luck. Seems the bag handle is jamming it. Any suggestions?
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Lower or upper section of tailgate? Is the handle actually stuck/caught in the lock...or is it just jammed between the sections or along the sides? Have you tried cutting the gym bag's handle then trying to pull it out?

I've read about similar situations with straps from a purse/bag/luggage getting trapped between a trunk lid...and pushing down on the lid while trying to reopen the trunk seemed to help with some attempts. Apparently the handle is preventing the panels from actually closing all the way which allows the locking mechanisms full freedom of movement...if there's pressure on the locking mechanism...it can prevent it from being able to move freely.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:51 AM
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2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 97 740iL (Arctic Silver) 3/97 mfg date
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