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Old 02-19-2016, 04:44 PM
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2005 x3 3.0i - Trunk won't stay open

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I just bought a 2005 x3 3.0i and I just now notice that the trunk won't lift at all, it'll unlock but when I go to lift it up I'd have to hold it or it'll slam down on me... Any advice on this???
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Old 02-19-2016, 05:30 PM
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Welcome to Bimmerfest! I've moved your question to our X3 forum, you will get more help in here. It sounds like the gas struts that hold the tail gate up have worn out.

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Old 02-19-2016, 05:32 PM
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Sounds like the gas struts are shot and need to be replaced.


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Old 02-19-2016, 10:20 PM
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Yup most likely the trunk struts. Time for new ones!
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Old 02-19-2016, 10:53 PM
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Check the part number here, it's the item #7.

http://bmwfans.info/parts-catalog/E8...for_trunk_lid/
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Old 02-20-2016, 09:40 AM
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Struts for sure
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Old 02-20-2016, 10:00 AM
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Rockauto.com has aftermarket ones for cheap.

Replacing them can be tricky -- be sure to have a strong helper who can hold the door open while you replace one at a time.
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