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      06-21-2011, 12:10 PM   #1
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Guys,the power liftgate also closes by remote...

I saw this was an issue in an earlier thread where several state that the trunk can not be closed with the remote.

FYI The tailgate definitely closes with the remote , in europe at least.. Just keep pressing the trunk open button on the remote.. You have to hold it pressed all the way until it closes... When you release the button the closing mechanism stops, only the last few cm are automated without the need of button activation.
There's some latency before the mechanism is activated from the time of the moment you push the button, maybe it was this that tricked others..

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Can someone try this in the US to confirm? I'm at work and can't right now.
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I just tried mine, and cannot get it to close using the remote. Have to push the button on the door, or hand push it closed....
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I just tried mine, and cannot get it to close using the remote. Have to push the button on the door, or hand push it closed....
There's some latency time from time of push til the mechanism is activated..

Open the trunk , wait, push the trunk open button on the remote, hold it pressed in for a while... The trunk closes, press button until the trunk is closed..
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Too good to be true...just tried it on mine. I have CA. Tried all sorts of combinations, best I could get was (while continuing to press the unlock button), was to get all my windows to open as well as my sunroof.

Too bad, would have come in handy.
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Too good to be true...just tried it on mine. I have CA. Tried all sorts of combinations, best I could get was (while continuing to press the unlock button), was to get all my windows to open as well as my sunroof.

Too bad, would have come in handy.
If you push the lock button continuously the windows and the sunroof closes..

Maybe it's programmed on the lock button in the us?

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There's some latency time from time of push til the mechanism is activated..

Open the trunk , wait, push the trunk open button on the remote, hold it pressed in for a while... The trunk closes, press button until the trunk is closed..
That is exactly as I did it - did not work. I held the open button quite a while, nothing.
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That is exactly as I did it - did not work. I held the open button quite a while, nothing.
Works fine here... Maybe it's not allowed in the US?

Fear of lawsuits?
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I can post an video later some day.

Just to make it clear, you must press the trunk open button, not the unlock button...
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Works fine here... Maybe it's not allowed in the US?

Fear of lawsuits?
Yup. EU spec cars have always had the remote windows-up feature, while US spec cars haven't, I'm guessing it's the same for the trunk.
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are there any coders amongst the members who can post a patch for the ROW drivers to fix this?
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There's some latency time from time of push til the mechanism is activated..

Open the trunk , wait, push the trunk open button on the remote, hold it pressed in for a while... The trunk closes, press button until the trunk is closed..
I have to push and hold the button a bit to have the trunk open with the remote.....
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On the other hand there's non panic alarm on european models when holding the button on the bottom of the remote... Only light activates
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US spec cars also don't fold the mirrors in when you hold the lock button on the remote for some reason
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thank goodness the US government has saved me from remote close of the boot - what would have I done with out their help?
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NO Tailgate remote close in the US. (too many lawyers). A stupid owner standing under the tailgate pressing the "close" button and hitting him/herself on the head would be on the phone to his/her lawyer in 15 seconds to sue BMW.

Either Norway has no stupid owners or not enough lawyers.
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thank goodness the US government has saved me from remote close of the boot - what would have I done with out their help?
Not to mention what could happen if you were caught behind an folding side mirror.... Spooky.. Dare not think the thought ..
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Would have been nice...
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liftgate

Hi guys. Does anybody know what it would take to install a power liftgate after taking delivery without it(tried to save some).Is it possible and worth it?
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