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The tailgate on my 2006 530ix tries to open (the mechanism

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The tailgate on my 2006 530ix tries to open (the mechanism actuates) but does not open. It will open when released manually from the inside. It closes just fine.
JA: What is the model/year of your BMW?
Customer: 2006 530ix wagon
JA: What year is your Wagon?
Customer: 2006
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: nothing., i'm hoping it's a simple fix
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: nope
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

It sounds as if you either have a lift drive issue or possibly a bad latch depending on what it's actually doing. If the latch pops off but it doesn't attempt to lift then a latch issue is likely.

Does it attempt to lift at all?

Did the problem start after any work was done, an accident, etc?