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Old 05-10-2016, 02:25 PM   #1
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325I Inst cluster trunk warning light on

Hi you all; I am new here; hopping to solve a problem with my 2003 325I;
Trunk lock works fine, but light on dashboard shows is open; help please!

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Old 05-10-2016, 07:04 PM   #2
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The wires in the decklid-to-body rubber harness can break and cause this, along with your reverse lights not working and other issues. Breaks may not be apparent. Search "elephant trunk"
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Old 05-10-2016, 07:34 PM   #3
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Thanks for you response; This happened after unlocking the driver door and holding the key on the unlock position, and all the windows and sunroof were activated; so I closed all the windows and roof that's when the light came on. Checking the hardness was the first thing I did, but every wire looks ok and all the rear lights are working good.
Also I noticed when locking the door and the trunk lead with the key, the trunk actuator does not make any sound like used to but it does locks it.
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Old 05-12-2016, 05:09 AM   #4
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Moved to the general section for help.
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Old 05-12-2016, 07:47 AM   #5
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The wires in the "elephant trunk" are bent when the trunk is opened and closed. It's a fact of life! The only solution is to buy several feet of stranded, multi conductor wire and shrink tubing. The repair is to solder new wire into the loom. Any fix where the broken wires are merely soldered together won't last as soldered wires are inflexible. The lasting solution is to solder in new flexible wires. The new wires need to be long enough so that the solder joints are no where near the "bend point." Otherwise the fix won't last.
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