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Old 01-20-2015, 07:08 PM
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I've been driving (3) E53's for over 14 years and never not once have I ever accidentally hit the hatch button. I'd like to hear exactly *how* they did this from someone who has.

Happens to me about once a week! Just from my keys being in my pocket.


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Happens to me about once a week! Just from my keys being in my pocket.


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yeah, but if your keys are in your pocket, how are you driving at the same time?
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Not while driving. Just from being within FOB radio proximity to the vehicle while the keys are in my pocket. The button gets pressed somehow. I blame my enormous penis for this. It also likes to hit the alarm/panic button for my Honda CRV.


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yeah, but if your keys are in your pocket, how are you driving at the same time?
Ghost ride that whip!

Never happened to me, but I'd be more worried about flipping it up and hitting something overhead in a garage - or being reverse parked too close to a wall etc. Personally I am mindful of things like that, my missus however.......
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I do have a set of these springs that I ordered from the guy in.......uh Romania / Latvia / Bulgaria - somewhere in Europe. Anyway I'll likely not be using them due to the habits of my trunk. so if someone would like them PM me.


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I have been using the springs for over two months now and no issues so far.
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I do have a set of these springs that I ordered from the guy in.......uh Romania / Latvia / Bulgaria - somewhere in Europe. Anyway I'll likely not be using them due to the habits of my trunk. so if someone would like them PM me.


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Ok....go check your messages
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Ok....go check your messages

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Clockwork,

There is some tension when you try to close the hatch, but I don't believe it is enough to cause any issues. I got the shocks from ECS Tuning more than a year ago. Here is the brand: BMW E53 X5 M54 3.0L By Brand S-T Stabilus - ECS Tuning

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Next time I have to buy trunk lid gas shocks I feel I will buy these tiny springs too. Its such a nice feature. May run them on my 8 as well. That's a heavy boot lid

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I've been driving (3) E53's for over 14 years and never not once have I ever accidentally hit the hatch button. I'd like to hear exactly *how* they did this from someone who has.

I do it ALL the time with my key in my pocket. I have nothing else in my pocket and my BMW key has a keychain with only 2 keys on it. I dont know how it happens but i do it at least 4 times a week.
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