Solved...E89 Boot Lid Adjustment?

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Solved...E89 Boot Lid Adjustment?

Post by cerbera » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:24 pm

Is it possible to adjust the automatic closure of the boot lid? Mine appears to have unequal gap from left to right of around 2-3mm between the lower edge of the boot and the top of the bumper. All other gaps between the top of the boot lid and wings, wings and bumper seems good.
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E89 Boot Lid Adjustment?

Post by Maniac » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:54 pm

Are you sure it’s the boot lid and not the bumper?

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E89 Boot Lid Adjustment?

Post by cerbera » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:54 pm

Looking at where the bumper line carries on from the boot all the way round the tail lights I'd say the bumper looks fine.

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Post by cerbera » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:40 pm

Thought this would’ve been difficult and would necessitate messing with the soft close. The brackets that the soft close latch onto are slotted so just adjusted one a couple of mm and fannies your aunt.
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Solved...E89 Boot Lid Adjustment?

Post by Smartbear » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:59 pm

cerbera wrote: Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:40 pm Thought this would’ve difficult and would necessitate messing with the soft close. The brackets that the soft close latch onto are slotted so just adjusted one a could of mm and fannies your aunt.
Was it loose? Just wondered what could have put it out :?
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Solved...E89 Boot Lid Adjustment?

Post by cerbera » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:02 pm

Wasn’t loose, it was a smidge to high and I guess if it was loose it would’ve been too low.

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Solved...E89 Boot Lid Adjustment?

Post by Stash36 » Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:37 pm

Hi Cerbera
Could you please describe this tweak further I don't understand what you have adjusted.
My boot lid closes too tight against the bumper and could do with raising both sides a smigeon

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Post by cerbera » Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:16 pm

If you remove the shroud from over the latch at each side you'll see two torx screws that hold the latch on slotted holes. Loosen the screws and adjust where necessary. Before loosening I'd add a witness mark so that you can easily see how far you've adjusted the latch.
Hope that helps.
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Solved...E89 Boot Lid Adjustment?

Post by Stash36 » Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:25 pm

Perfect, thank you Sir. I'll have a go tomorrow

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Solved...E89 Boot Lid Adjustment?

Post by flybobbie » Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:52 pm

For years my bumper gave an uneven gap under boot edge.
Solved by removing tail lamp to get at nuts, that was straightforward job.

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Solved...E89 Boot Lid Adjustment?

Post by Stash36 » Sat May 01, 2021 11:18 am

So I've had a play and cant completely solve my issue. Described better by Maniac in a 2012 (!) post.

Yes thats the gap I'm talking about, mine was so close that when the boot lid swings back and up it scraped very slightly on the bumper making a creaking noise. 2mm is very close, like mine used to be so I'd suggest having someone open the roof/close the roof while you crouch and double check. Mines now some 4/5mm and when the lid moves it clears the bumper by 2/3mm... very close tolerances.


My lid def touches the bumper as it has scratched the paint work. I think raising the two latches as cerbera advised has now got it clearing that, but the horrid creaking noise remains. Any other ideas? Maniac is still on here, do you recall if raising the latch was the adjustment that resolved your issue or something else?

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Solved...E89 Boot Lid Adjustment?

Post by flybobbie » Sat May 01, 2021 8:26 pm

My boot makes creaking noise. I lube the gas strut occasionally but the lid also rubs the rubber below rear screen. No matter what lube i use it comes back.

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