E61 Touring Discussion The touring is also known as the wagon version of the 5 series.

E61 taligate and boot fault

Old 05-11-2019, 04:35 AM
New Members
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Posts: 7
My Ride: E61 530D MSport
Model Year: 2005

Originally Posted by kd7iwp View Post
pigment, did you ever get this resolved? Looks like it just started happening to my E61 today according to my wife. I'll check it out tonight but she says the 'trunk open' message and a ding sound happen when she accelerates. I'll have to watch for the soft close.
If your fault is the same as the video shown then it will be a short in the wiring in the tailgate hinge. If it is just when you accelerate it could be the wiring but it could also possibly be the latch that opens the glass rear hatch. They are both common failures with the E61. The latch is a cheap and relatively easy replacement, the wiring is a right pain in the tail..gate. There are guides on YT and forums on how to do it.
PeteNZ is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
E61 Touring Discussion
04-24-2016 03:32 PM
E60 Discussion
10-09-2015 05:13 AM
E60 Discussion
07-30-2015 08:46 PM
E60 Discussion
07-29-2015 11:50 AM
E60 Discussion
07-20-2015 05:14 AM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: E61 taligate and boot fault

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.