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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 07-09-2012, 05:19 AM
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X5 08' soft close door issue

Hi,
Few days ago i noticed that my soft close on driver side door isnt working.
I dont know what happen but when i close the door for half lock the vacuum needs to complete the locking but it wont do anything and i just hear the motor of the vacuum like it miss something and nothing happen..
I want to open the door panel and take the lock out of the door and check it.
One of the technicians on dealer told me that maybe one of the tubes is discharged..
Maybe someone know how to take this lock off? or how to fix this problem?
Dealer want 1800$ for fix it.
Its e70 08' driver side door..
Btw if someone know how i to take the door panel and when the screws hides will help alot.
Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:01 AM
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never knew that soft close doors were an option as early as '08
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:18 AM
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I also have it on my e65 06'
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:05 AM
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never knew that soft close doors were an option as early as '08
I don't think they were available in the North American market until after the LCI.
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:36 AM
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They were in Canada - a friend has them on an early '08 V8. I had to take them on my 50i because they were packaged with other items I wanted. I'm still not entirely sure what the appeal is.
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:43 AM
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Hi,
Few days ago i noticed that my soft close on driver side door isnt working.
I dont know what happen but when i close the door for half lock the vacuum needs to complete the locking but it wont do anything and i just hear the motor of the vacuum like it miss something and nothing happen..
I want to open the door panel and take the lock out of the door and check it.
One of the technicians on dealer told me that maybe one of the tubes is discharged..
Maybe someone know how to take this lock off? or how to fix this problem?
Dealer want 1800$ for fix it.
Its e70 08' driver side door..
Btw if someone know how i to take the door panel and when the screws hides will help alot.
Thanks in advance!
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I'm still not entirely sure what the appeal is.
Same here - I almost ordered them for my wife's new one to keep her from slamming the doors.. but I see this as probably the first thing to break.

OP - Does the door still shut properly, just with no soft-close?
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:57 PM
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I dont know what happen but when i close the door for half lock the vacuum needs to complete the locking but it wont do anything and i just hear the motor of the vacuum like it miss something and nothing happen..
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One of the technicians on dealer told me that maybe one of the tubes is discharged..
"vacuum"? "tubes"? We're not talking about an old Mercedes, are we?
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:10 AM
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The door still shut properly you can close it normaly like a regular door, but when i close it i hear the motor of the lock but nothing happen.
I got this crap already replaced on front right door under warranty, really not recommend to buy it for your car.
maybe its their trick, after three years you get used to gently close the door, it goes bad and you keep close it slowly and every time you start to drive you get automatically parking to your face.
Which make you must to fix that problem
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