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My name is Þórir I have a BMW X5 2003 and the upper hatch is

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Customer: my name is Þórir I have a BMW X5 2003 and the upper hatch is always open
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: The lights inside are always on
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: BMW
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
First the lights on the hatch went on and drained the batteri. Then the upper hatch/tailgate would not close. I took the lights out so the batteri did not drain. The lower hatch works fine.
Expert:  Steve replied 10 months ago.
Hello and welcome,
My name is ***** ***** it will be my pleasure to assist you today.
What question did you have about this?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Expert:  Steve replied 10 months ago.
what exactly did you want to know?
the possible causes?
a shop recommendation? something else?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
The possible causes
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
is this often a problem with this cars ?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I have already pay'd $18 and I am not going to pay more for an answer
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
or 26$
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Very bad service on this side ?
Expert:  Steve replied 10 months ago.
you didn't select a high urgency question so it can take time to get an answer.
I will provide an honest answer. I trust this will be appreciated. Please remember that a low rating PUNISHES me for being honest and that I receive nothing for my time until a positive rating is clicked.
the most likely cause is a simple failure of the latch mechanism itself.
this is not terribly common but does happen.
the other possibility is that the latch is out of sync or there is a wiring issue to it. most likely a simple failure, though
Please let me know if you have further questions. Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you. Best wishes with your vehicle.