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What causes the intermittent springing open of my tailgate

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What causes the intermittent springing open of my tailgate window? It can go weeks without a problem and then springs persistently until I lock the doors very quickly. Is it the microswitch failing?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 2 years ago.
what has been checked so far?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Nothing!

Expert:  Steve replied 2 years ago.

I will provide an honest answer. I trust this will be appreciated. Please remember that a low rating PUNISHES me for being honest and that I receive nothing for my time until a positive rating is clicked.

the cause is most likely the switch failing, as you suspected.

it could also be a problem with the lock/release mechanism itself, but more likely the switch.

Please let me know if you have further questions. Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you. Best wishes with your vehicle.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

How do I access the microswitch and what do I do to check if it is faulty?

Expert:  Steve replied 2 years ago.
I have suggested next steps.
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Expert:  Steve replied 2 years ago.
What is the last 7 digits of the vin?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

CR25690

Expert:  Steve replied 2 years ago.
I will post the info shortly
Expert:  Steve replied 2 years ago.

I have uploaded the instructions you need

when you click the link below, a new window will open

then you must press "download" to save a copy of the pdf to your own computer.

do not forget to DOWNLOAD and SAVE the file

here is the link: CLICK HERE

Expert:  Steve replied 2 years ago.

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I have uploaded the instructions you need

when you click the link below, a new window will open

then you must press "download" to save a copy of the pdf to your own computer.

do not forget to DOWNLOAD and SAVE the file

here is the link: CLICK HERE

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thanks for download. Where can I obtain special tool 009 323?

Once removed how will I know the whether the microswitch is faulty?

Expert:  Steve replied 2 years ago.

that is a bmw dealer special tool

you can see if you can find one online or look for something similar from another manufacturer

the switch is just a switch, it needs to be tested for closing a circuit