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The soft close feature stopped working. The trunk will close manually, but not with the soft close. The inside switch to open the trunk will not work to open the trunk , nor will the button on the key. The dash display says the trunk lid is open, when it is mechanically closed and locked. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

If not what will i have to change in order for it to work

I own a 1997 BMW 740i and I took my car to the shop to get only the front drivers side wheel fixed because it wobbles shakes when I get to about 45 mph. They wanted to charge me $1,600.00 to align the front end suspension. I told them that I was on SSI a fixed income and I can only pay for one side at a time. I told them that the passenger front side does not wobble and it did not need fixing, I don`t understand why would they want to fix something that don`t need fixing? What they worked on was they removed and replaced the center link. Removed and replaced right front outer tie rod end for $826.75. And they would charge me $1,426.80 just for fixing the front passenger side. What I don`t understand is why would they removed and replaced the center link and removed and replaced the right front outer tie rod end, and not remove and replace the right/front lower control arm and not remove and replace the right/front radius lower arm, and they expected that my wheel would not wobble, it wobbled worse after completing that half ass job. I would be very thankful if you could give me an estimate to repair only the front driver’s side wheel alignment. And is it fair to only remove and replace the center link and removed and replaced the right front outer tie rod end without removing and replacing the right/front lower control arm and not removing and replacing the right/front radius lower arm. Should all these parts be replaced together and not just the two parts they replaced?? If you have any information on the law of a shops standard the way alignments are supposed to follow. I would be much appreciated if you could send me any information pertaining alignments.
Thank you
Dennis Lewis

promble can i still drive the car or what

what could be the problem and how to fix it

EVERY TIME I START IT UP

i got a new key and i want togrt it to work how do you progem the key

the filters are little square filters

this is a very simple straight forward question. why do you want to garbage it up with unneeded words.

was driving and the ABS light came on them the brakes in the rear lock i check the fuse and change it them moves againg but the day after the rear weels lock thius time i can move the car againg

i was told to replace air flow sensor because car cuts off when i am idling but runs great when i am driving

my car is starting to shift hard, it seems to act like it wants to downshift or jerk while slowing down or even while just making a simple right or left hand turn.

does the cross member have to come off to replace the assebly?

Trans. Fail Safe Prog appears in the Check Control. Now there is no 1st, 2nd, and 3rd gear. I can only drive in 4th and 5th gear. Is problem in the tranny or the gearshift electrnic system (Electroni transmission control module)

It will on drive in 4 and 5th gear

When i pull one of the sunvisors down the steering wheel goes up and the stereo goes off. If i put the sunvisor up the stereo comes on and the steering wheel goes back down. In the last couple days the steering wheel has started going up and then back down while driving. I'm not touching anything that is causing this. Has anyone seen this? The car is a 1998 740I

Maybe its control panel with card? or trap ?

Vehicle starts but dies unless accelerator feathered. In gear, barely moves when accelerator pumped vigorously. Will occasionally develop rpm's but rapidly deteriorates.

would a bad crank sensor make your car run rough and cut off

i put a engine in my car now it want pull it will go in rev. but not drive and its misfirein real bad and it cuts off but start right back up what should i do

I also had the gas tanks replaced with new ones.. although the car runs fine..Im hearing this irritating howling type sound from the car.. It constantly keeps howling whether im driving or stopped.as long as the engine is running, its howling..what can it be.? Is it a major issue?

runs hot quickly

Why I cannot turn the engine off with the key? Why the ignition switch want turn?

Why do my ignition key spins around in the switch without engaging to turn the engine off?

What causes the ignition key not to engage to the engine off?

when i raise the back of the drivers seat it does raise on the right but the left side seems broken/stuck so it is sort of twisting what can i do to fix right now?

how do i stop the ticking noise that began after my oil change?

Recently replaced my alternator (about 3 weeks ago) then had a problem with my battery which probably came from the old alternator taking quite a toll on it before it finally died so i replaced it. but i am still having an energy problem my car just clicks when i try to start it. After jumping it to start it, it seems to drive fine but every few minutes the radio will shut off and turn back on. also all of the icons on my display will light up for a second and then go off as if the car is getting started again. finally the check engine light is also on. I'm guessing there is a short but was wondering if anyone could narrow it down for me with the described symptoms above.

HOW U KNOW WHEN FUEL PUMP IS GOING BAD?

my radio will not work it worked for a short time an now wont work i have checked fuses all are good