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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 04-27-2011, 08:27 AM
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Can't close rear hatch !!!!

It's open by remote control or buton on dash, then when is open I press buton to close and it's still up position. It's been like that seans sunday ,
Can anybothy can help Me?
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:35 AM
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Don't mean to insult your intelligence if you already know this, but you do realize that it only closes by the button on the hatch, not by the remote or button in the front?
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:07 AM
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Don't mean to insult your intelligence if you already know this, but you do realize that it only closes by the button on the hatch, not by the remote or button in the front?
I don't mean to insult YOUR intelligence
when I open by remote or button in front - ones again "WHEN I OPEN "
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:22 AM
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I don't mean to insult YOUR intelligence
when I open by remote or button in front - ones again "WHEN I OPEN "
OK, I'm going to assume by your writing that English is clearly not your first language, so I'll let your obvious misunderstandings go. Please don't pull an attitude with me though due to your inability to communicate effectively.

If I'm understanding your writing correctly, you're opening the rear hatch with either the button on the remote or the button in the front of the vehicle. Then, once the hatch is open, you can't get it back down.

I am just pointing out that the hatch will only close if you press the close button on the hatch. If you are trying to close the hatch using the remote or the button in the front of the vehicle, it's not going to close.

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Old 04-27-2011, 09:26 AM
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Maybe he got someone to recode so that it would close by pushing the button in the controls or the remote, and that it suddenly dont work any more.

Unless he's just got the car literally this morning and don't know.
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:43 AM
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OK, I'm going to assume by your writing that English is clearly not your first language, so I'll let your obvious misunderstandings go. Please don't pull an attitude with me though due to your inability to communicate effectively.

If I'm understanding your writing correctly, you're opening the rear hatch with either the button on the remote or the button in the front of the vehicle. Then, once the hatch is open, you can't get it back down.

I am just pointing out that the hatch will only close if you press the close button on the hatch. If you are trying to close the hatch using the remote or the button in the front of the vehicle, it's not going to close.
You 100% right , English is not my first language ,
Attitude ? no I just need helping opinion with My problem
I can't get it back down
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:47 AM
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Try closing it by hand. See if it latches. If it does not then you need to take it in. Mine did that the day I brought it home...

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Old 04-27-2011, 09:52 AM
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If it does not then you need to take it in..
How did it feel to be on the highway with the hatch open?
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:59 AM
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How did it feel to be on the highway with the hatch open?
Didn't have to get on the highway. Also the hatch is heavy enough and will stay down if you drive carefully.
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:59 AM
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Just a thought, have you checked the lower part of the tail gate to make sure it's fully closed? I had a similar issue where the lower tailgate was not fully locked in place and the hatch would not close when I pushed the button.
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:13 PM
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Just a thought, have you checked the lower part of the tail gate to make sure it's fully closed? I had a similar issue where the lower tailgate was not fully locked in place and the hatch would not close when I pushed the button.
Yes, you need to check that the lower hatch door is firmly shut, otherwise the upper hatch will not close any way you try. It's a safety future.

I assume you do know to press the red button on the base of the upper hatch to close it.
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Old 04-27-2011, 03:33 PM
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You 100% right , English is not my first language ,
Attitude ? no I just need helping opinion with My problem
I can't get it back down
I don't think ingles is your 2nd or 3rd language either... take it to a dealer?
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You 100% right , English is not my first language ,
Attitude ? no I just need helping opinion with My problem
I can't get it back down
The English word for this is Priapism. It is a common issue when folks take too much Viagra. If this has continued for more than 8 hours, you need to see your physician ("medico") immediately. Buena suerte, a migo!
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Old 04-28-2011, 05:18 AM
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Yes, you need to check that the lower hatch door is firmly shut, otherwise the upper hatch will not close any way you try. It's a safety future.

I assume you do know to press the red button on the base of the upper hatch to close it.
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This happened to me and my CA when I was taking delivery of my X5.
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Old 05-14-2011, 03:04 PM
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Hope you figured it out. If the tailgate is not latched securely, the liftgate will not close. My Jeep had the function for the driver to close the hatch from inside. The X5 does not have that function. Does anyone know if the tailgate is really worthy to be sat on? The guy at the carwash jumped up on it to clean the inside of the hatch glass. I thought it was just to keep my groceries from rolling out of the back onto the garage floor.
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Old 05-14-2011, 08:47 PM
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Hope you figured it out. If the tailgate is not latched securely, the liftgate will not close. My Jeep had the function for the driver to close the hatch from inside. The X5 does not have that function. Does anyone know if the tailgate is really worthy to be sat on? The guy at the carwash jumped up on it to clean the inside of the hatch glass. I thought it was just to keep my groceries from rolling out of the back onto the garage floor.
Check the manual, but I think it is rated to 550 lbs.
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:28 AM
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Took delivery of 2012 X5 on Friday and had same hatch issue. Once I re-shut the lower tailgate FIRMLY, everything seems to be fine.
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Old 05-16-2011, 05:46 PM
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Check the manual, but I think it is rated to 550 lbs.
Yes...the manual said 550 weight limit. That is good to know! THX!
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Old 09-13-2011, 01:54 AM
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I just got my x5, I can not believe you can only close the hatch from the back..anyone know a hack to alter this?
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:05 AM
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you can have it recoded to close with the remote. There are many people on here that can do the coding, just do a search
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:43 AM
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I just got my x5, I can not believe you can only close the hatch from the back..anyone know a hack to alter this?
It can be done throught coding (use your remote to open close hatch). If you are willing to spend sometime installing software and learning how to code plus spending $80 for a K+DCAN cable then you can code it yourself and you can also code other features. If not then find somebody local who can do it for you maybe for a fee. It will only take about 5 mins. to do it. Coding itself will only take about a minute as long as they know which module and parameter to change. There are more coders who own e90's so try and search a local e90 owner who have it. Go to the e90post dot com.

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Old 09-13-2011, 09:01 AM
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It can be done throught coding (use your remote to open close hatch). If you are willing to spend sometime installing software and learning how to code plus spending $80 for a D-Can cable then you can code it yourself and you can also code other features. If not then find somebody local who can do it for you maybe for a fee. It will only take about 5 mins. to do it. Coding itself will only take about a minute as long as they know which module and parameter to change. There are more coders who own e90's so try and search a local e90 owner who have it. Go to the e90post dot com.
Where do you get the software and hardware?
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:56 AM
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Where do you get the software and hardware?
go to e90post dot com (coding section), Also go to bmwcoding dot com for more info.
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Old 09-13-2011, 11:56 AM
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thanks.

asked my buddy that own repair shop he says he can do it..
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Old 09-13-2011, 02:42 PM
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It can be done throught coding (use your remote to open close hatch). If you are willing to spend sometime installing software and learning how to code plus spending $80 for a D-Can cable then you can code it yourself and you can also code other features. If not then find somebody local who can do it for you maybe for a fee. It will only take about 5 mins. to do it. Coding itself will only take about a minute as long as they know which module and parameter to change. There are more coders who own e90's so try and search a local e90 owner who have it. Go to the e90post dot com.
you know the code for this I have not be able to locate that..

also is there a code to make the side mirrors open when the car is started.
just seems stupid to have to hit the buttong to make them open..Mirros should auto close and open..
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