In Reply to: Re: 525iT tailgate problems posted by Joel G. on January 04, 2000 at 12:50:16:
: The wiring harness in the tailgate hinge is probably broken. Check the archive.
Does the rear window defroster work? If not probably you have a severed wiring harness...it's repairable but it's iffy how long the repair will last. I've had good luck with mine so far.
Best of luck!