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Old 11-06-2019, 01:32 PM   #1
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2001 E46 325Ci trunk (deck/boot) lid

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Odd question here - on my recently acquired 2001 E46 325 Ci vert, when I activate the trunk "release" on the fob, the trunk mechanism unlocks for a few seconds like it's supposed to, but the trunk lid itself doesn't "pop up" - even a little bit. I've just replaced the gas lifts/springs with new ones with no improvement noted - is the trunk lid on these cars *supposed* to pop up a little or does one have to be ready to lift it up manually? Odd question, I know - but I don't want to be chasing "windmills" if it's not supposed to do so...thanks in advance!
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Old 11-06-2019, 01:55 PM   #2
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2001 325ci (non-vert) doesn't pop up, not supposed to, unless you do the spring over lift support mod
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Old 11-06-2019, 04:38 PM   #3
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my 2002 330cic trunk doesn't pop up. I am pretty sure they do not. Once you press the truck button on the fob, you will hear a sound. Then you just manually lift it up yourself. It doesn't "pop-up" it self.
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Old 11-07-2019, 10:23 AM   #4
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Once you press the truck button on the fob, you will hear a sound. Then you just manually lift it up yourself. It doesn't "pop-up" it self.
And here is a bit of advice - lift the trunk by the bottom of the trunk itself and not the plastic handle, which will in due time break off.
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Old 11-07-2019, 12:05 PM   #5
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Many thanks all! Glad to get that cleared up before wasting anymore time on it.

The "spring over lift support mod" - worthwhile? Just curious

Thanks again - Daniel
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Old 11-12-2019, 07:05 PM   #6
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The "spring over lift support mod" - worthwhile? Just curious

before I replaced with new "stabilus" lift, besides putting much pressure on the trunk lift when opening, I found it not safe trying to catch a closing heavy trunk. I could have used a spring to pop it up, but I wasn't looking.
I think it's an OK mod. I read it here somewhere.
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