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Old 04-27-2015, 07:07 PM
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Found a problem with these springs.


So yeah, just make sure you don't press the button in your pocket or hands or whatever. You never know what you might end up with.

That's my problem! I found my trunk popped 3 different times just this last weekend. I initially bought the springs but passed them along to another forum member when I thought I would need to buy aftermarket struts and also came to the realization how often I find my trunk popped.


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Old 04-27-2015, 07:58 PM
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Found a problem with these springs.

I installed them last night and I must have accidentally pushed the trunk button on the fob. As we all know, the tail gate will open. ...

So yeah, just make sure you don't press the button in your pocket or hands or whatever. ...
I wonder if this might be more of an issue with the early e53s that don't have SCA (soft close actuation).

Again, this is just a guess because I've never had any experience with the pre facelift...but the later e53s with SCA have a slight delay in the tailgate opening when the button is pressed.

If the early e53s do react the same way...then my theory is off the mark...feel free to dismiss it as whack theory.


Found the info...see the 3rd bullet under SCA Functions...it requires a 200 ms press of the button for the tailgate to open:



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I have to ask, in all my years of owning keyfob remotes, how r u guys managing to open the trunk? Especially when driving?
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Old 04-27-2015, 08:26 PM
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I have to ask, in all my years of owning keyfob remotes, how r u guys managing to open the trunk? Especially when driving?

not while driving. i finished my install and when I went inside, I must have accidentally pressed it somehow. Went back out later to find it open.

not the first time I've accidentally opened the trunk. every so often, i'd start the car and *bing*, trunklid open.
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not while driving. i finished my install and when I went inside, I must have accidentally pressed it somehow. Went back out later to find it open.
This has not ever happened to me in an E53. Oddly, it has more to do with an E39 than an E53. I'll explain.

See, I was young and spry 15 years ago when I bought myself a 2000 E39 as a graduation present. So young, so spry that I might find myself in a bar on a given night. Keys in the pocket. Jibber-jabbering to the ladies only to show still-shiny ring and make them want someone who would commit- even if it wasn't to them.

Anyway, one winter night, I rolled out to the car (yes, ALONE) to find all of my windows down and my sunroof open. I was glad it was a dry night in a nice part of town because it was as open as a jay-bird. Not that I could afford anything nice to put IN the car. I theorized- maybe even with the help of an online community- that it was my house keys snuggled up to my key fob disarm button that did me in. Since then, I've always kept my bulky key fob separate from my house keys. No problems.

Now, the number of times in 11 years I wanted to pop the hatch on an E53 and shut the door only to have it latch again? Bazillions.
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i installed these tonight. It was super easy and works just like advertised. Just make sure you have some channel lock pliers ready
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...Now, the number of times in 11 years I wanted to pop the hatch on an E53 and shut the door only to have it latch again? Bazillions.
Have you tried raising the tailgate' bump stops? My e38 has soft close trunk feature and at one point back around 2003/2004...I'd pop the trunk and it would immediately catch & reclose. I'd have to be there to lift the trunk lid before the SCA feature would catch it. The fix was to raise the bump stops high enough that when the trunk was popped open...it would rest higher than the SCA feature catches/closes the trunk.

This is a common enough occurrence on the 7 series forum that it is asked and answered enough to note a pattern. Perhaps this is happening to e53 owners, too. If SCA is closing the tailgate at inappropriate times maybe raising the bump stops slightly will prevent premature closure.
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I've never accidentally popped the trunk, I can't imagine how I'd even do that. The button has to be pressed reasonably firmly and for a second or so. I've had these springs for over a year on my 2001 and couldn't be happier, no rattles, no trunk popping, just happiness!
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Okay...my springs arrived today from Slovakia (just as I was reinstalling my e38's repaired cluster...perfect timing). And just as others mentioned...install was easy as pie.

Only required a broom handle to support the tailgate while you're working on one of the struts...a small flathead screwdriver to remove the C spring, channel locks to hold the strut's rod while unscrewing the little round head off with another pair of pliers. Slide spring onto rod & put everything back together.

Springs work as advertised so far...and really great with SCA option...just push down far enough and the soft close takes it the rest of the way. No more tailgate slammers!
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Installed mine yesterday. Operation even impressed the CEO and she thought the closing pressure was fine! So far, no more rattle either.

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