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Old 11-27-2014, 07:48 AM
BeamerFahrt BeamerFahrt is offline
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535xi liftgate repair - fair price????

Have 2008 535xi with bad hydraulic motor for rear lift gate. I am seeing pricing to repair ranging from $800 to $3000 from dealers and web sites! What is the REAL price? Any guidance would be appreciated. Thx.
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Old 06-26-2016, 05:59 AM
Ol' Fart Ol' Fart is offline
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I had that same issue on a 2008 Audi A8. The dealer charged just over $800, but that included a new motor and hinge for the right side !

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Old 08-28-2016, 12:56 PM
KGB_SSSR KGB_SSSR is offline
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Try to search it on ebay. I believe, it takes 200-300$ to get used one.
Btw, you sure it is hydraulic motor? Did you check oil level?
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