>>i can hear a buzzing noise
Is this over and above the normal noise caused by the door closure motor?
do you think it's the soft close system if so do all the later 124 est have it as when i use the russian site with my vin it's not on the list but i did see a post a few days ago re a 95 te with it & that was the first i had heard of it & my last est was a 86 & i don't think it had it
it might be it was unpluged in my 86-te but it was some years ago this car i got at auction & it came with only mot+log book so i dont have a owners manual so prob the best thing to do is have a look & unplug it if need beHi Roofless---A word of caution !! The wiring to the motor is subject to wear --(opening and closing) also as you will know by now you dont slam the tailgate -also damages self closer and can dislodge the harness wires---make sure the motor is turning off when its closed!--if its buzzing unplug the connection and use it manually until you sort it out --if its buzzing and then followed by a burning smell --then you are too late and you need a new motor--