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Hatch lid on 1995 bmw 525i won't latch

The glass hatch lid on my 1995 BMW 525i touring closes but will not latch or lock. What could be causing this?

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Sounds like the latch is in the first lock position before it contacts the lock. Place a round bar (screwdriver ) under the tongue and pull out at same time as you press the release button /lever

Posted on Feb 20, 2014

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SOURCE: BMW 328i Convertible

the promblem is that when the top is raised that the wire to the lock motors is hhot on both sides so the motor doesn't no to open or close and the rear hatchwill not come down

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SOURCE: replace ignition lock cylinder 1996 BMW 318i with 1995 BMW

no you can not

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SOURCE: where is the fuel filter in my 1995 bmw 525i

Should be under the car, drivers side, just in front of rear wheel. Make sure and release the fuel pressure slowly when you take the lines loose.

Posted on Apr 01, 2009

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SOURCE: How do I remove inner door panel on 1995 BMW 525i

This shows the front door removal. Rear is similar.
http://www.bmwe34.net/E34main/Maintenance/Body/DoorRemoval.htm
Basically you remove anything held by screws like the arm rest and inner door handles and then go around the edge of the door panel and pop it off the door. There are little plastic clips that snap the panel to the door. Some of these might break, but they are cheap and you don't need ALL of them. Go slowly and use a tool like a plastic putty knife if needed.

Posted on Jan 24, 2010

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SOURCE: where is the battery situated on a bmw 525i 1995?

The location of the battery in the BMW 525i series is under the back seat on the passengers side. To access the battery, grab under the front portion of the back seat and pull upward with some force. There are two slips into which the seat is secured. One on the passenger side and one on the drivers side, again in the front of the back seat. There is not one in the center.

Posted on May 15, 2010

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