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2000 BMW 528i Question: My trunk will not lock

 

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Gstew, Playa Del Rey, CA, October 21, 2012, 22:31
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Ican hear the lock click when I push the button on my key...the latch does not lock in place. Is there a cable that connects the latch and the automatic lock.
Thanks for any advice
Greg

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    BBMW from Bell Buckle Motor Works, October 22, 2012, 06:12
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    Is it that your trunk will not stay shut, or when you lock the car, you can still push the button and the trunk opens?

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    Gstew, October 22, 2012, 10:08
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    The trunk will not lock at all...I can hear the automatic lock engage but does not secure the trunk lid.
    Thanks
    Greg

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    BBMW, October 22, 2012, 10:32
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    If the trunk will not close securely, you need to make sure the latch on the trunk lid securely contacts the retaining shaft built into the body of the car. Those latches have a habit of bending over time, particularly if you have a tendency to slam the trunk. You can do this with a flashlight watching the latch move towards teh retainer as you slowly put the trunk lid in the closed position. If that looks good, take a screwdriver press inward on the latch mechanism and see if it will lock around the screwdriver. That will test the latch assembly. Let me know.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (12184 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper October 22, 2012, 06:44
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    poss latch adjustment

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