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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 10-08-2015, 06:59 PM
Absentmathis Absentmathis is offline
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Tailgate Not Closing Properly

Intermittent issue, probably happens a few time a month. When closing the tailgate it will come all the way down and bounce open about 12". Got to be sensor related I figure. It will usually close fine the second time. Door jams are spotless and there's absolutely nothing blocking it closing. Any thoughts? I searched a bit and found tailgate issues but nothing similar.

On a related note - will the BMW what app code the remote tailgate close? I don't have it but if so I would throw a few bucks to anyone in the CLT area who could do it.
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Old 10-08-2015, 07:29 PM
bill13070 bill13070 is offline
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Mein Auto: 2011 X5 35D
carly app

the carly app can now code the tailgate, just did mine, sorry in South Florida
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Old 10-15-2015, 06:29 AM
rh71 rh71 is offline
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Yes Carly can code it to close. But your issue is likely the bottom part of the tailgate needing to be slammed shut again. Always works for me if that happens. Coding to close will run into the same issue at times if it's really happening that often.
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Last edited by rh71; 10-15-2015 at 06:32 AM.
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