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7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
Discussion of BMW's 4th generation E65/E66 7 Series flagship. The E65 generated much controversy, due to its radical styling and iDrive user difficulties. Nonetheless, the E65 broke records to become the best-selling 7-series iteration ever, especially after its 2005 facelift.

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Old 07-09-2013, 07:03 AM
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Automatic Trunk not going down

When I press the button for the trunk to go down, It just sits idle and I hear the motor going but it does not drop/close.

What could be the problem and how much is the repair cost?
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:47 AM
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Something may be binding. Try some WD-40. Do a search...several hav had trunk issues:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/arc.../t-600271.html
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:49 AM
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Same thing happen to me a few weeks back and the dealer had to replace # 3 and 5 in the diagram below and the bleed the system.

http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...37&hg=41&fg=60
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:13 PM
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Don't use WD-40. Use a lithium grease or at least a silicone based grease. Silicone tends to make squeaking noises though.

WD-40 will eventually dry thing out.
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Re: Automatic Trunk not going down

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Don't use WD-40. Use a lithium grease or at least a silicone based grease. Silicone tends to make squeaking noises though.

WD-40 will eventually dry thing out.
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:27 AM
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Don't use WD-40. Use a lithium grease or at least a silicone based grease. Silicone tends to make squeaking noises though.

WD-40 will eventually dry thing out.
+2....I don't even know why I said that. I do use wd-40 for all kinds of stuff but yeah...there are much better options.
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