BMW X3 Owners Manual: Automatic tailgate operation

BMW X3 Owners Manual / Controls / Opening and closing / Tailgate / Automatic tailgate operation

Adjusting the opening height You can set how far the tailgate should open.

Adjusting the opening height

When adjusting the opening height, ensure that there is a clearance of at least 4 in/10 cm above the tailgate. Otherwise, the ceiling may not be high enough for the open tailgate if the loading situation changes.

1. "Settings"

2. "Tailgate"

3. Turn the controller until the desired opening height is selected.

Opening

Note the opening height of the tailgate

The tailgate swings back and up when it opens. Ensure that there is sufficient clearance when the tailgate opens; otherwise, damage may result.

Adjust the opening height of the tailgate according to the given situation.

BMW X3. Opening

  • Press button on tailgate's exterior
  • Press button on the remote control for approx. 1 second.

    As the case may be, the doors are also unlocked.

    Opening with the remote control.

  • Press button in the driver's door.

If the vehicle is stationary, the tailgate opens automatically to the adjusted opening height.

The opening procedure is interrupted:

  • By pressing a button again.
  • When starting the engine.
  • When the vehicle starts moving.
  • By pressing the button on the inside of the tailgate.

Closing

Keep the closing path clear

Make sure that the closing path of the tailgate is clear; otherwise, injuries may result.

Monitor closing

Monitor closing to ensure that no one becomes trapped.

Do not place the remote control in the cargo area

Take the remote control with you and do not leave it in the cargo area; otherwise, the remote control is locked inside the vehicle when the tailgate is closed.

Provide edge protection

Sharp objects or those with edges can hit the rear window while driving and damage the heat conductors of the rear window. Provide edge protection.

Without Comfort Access:

BMW X3. Without Comfort Access:

  • Press button on the inside of the tailgate.

With Comfort Access:

BMW X3. With Comfort Access:

  • Press button, arrow 1, on the inside of the tailgate.

    Pressing the button again stops the motion.

  • Press button, arrow 2.

    The vehicle will be locked after closing the tailgate. The driver's door must be closed for this purpose and the remote control must be outside of the vehicle in the area of the tailgate.

    Pressing the button again stops the motion.

BMW X3. With Comfort Access:

  • Press button on tailgate's exterior Pressing the button again stops the motion.
  • Pull and hold the button in the driver door. Releasing the button stops window/roof movement.

    The remote control must be located in the interior for this function.

An acoustic signal sounds and the tailgate closes.

The closing operation is interrupted:

  • When starting the engine.
  • The vehicle starts off with jerks.

Manual operation

Do not operate the tailgate manually if it is blocked

If the tailgate is blocked, do not operate it manually as the tailgate may otherwise become damaged and injury may result.

Contact your service center.

In the event of an electrical malfunction, operate the unlocked tailgate manually with a slow and smooth motion.

    Closing
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