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How to Replace Tailgate Latch 97-06 BMW 325Xi

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  1. step : Removing the Tailgate Latch (0:23)
    • Raise the trunk lid
    • Remove the plastic fasteners to release the trunk lid lining
    • Open the road hazard kit lid for more clearance
    • Remove the three T30 screws securing the tailgate latch
    • Remove the tailgate latch
    • Disconnect the electrical connector
    • Disconnect the tailgate latch rod
  2. step : Installing the Tailgate Latch (2:40)
    • Reconnect the tailgate latch rod into the latch
    • Reconnect the electrical connector
    • Install the latch into the tailgate
    • Tighten the three T30 screws to secure the latch
    • Replace the trunk lining
    • Close the road hazard kit lid
    • Reinstall the push pin retainers
    • Close the trunk lid

Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

  • Plastic Fastener Remover

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T30 Socket

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