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#1 (permalink) Old 07-20-2008, 05:55 PM
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hatch won't open

I have a 528 wagon can't get the hatch to open anyone have a solution
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hatch won't open

I unlock the car all the doors go to the back of the car grab the littlle button above the plate the door makes a noise like its trying to open but doesn't the only way it opens is with the release behind the the panel on the door
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The linkage on the handle must be loose or broken.

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for E39 up to 6/1998, there is a TSB(Technical Service Bulletin) that mentions a faulty liftgate actuator causing the lock to be inoperative.

That would be a good place to start troubleshooting.

TIP: if in your search it does prove that the lock actuator is a fault, make sure you get a replacement that was manufactured after 11 May 1998. (Date wil be stamped on the actuator)

I hope that helps :-)
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thanks guy's sounds very helpful Il look into it
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