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      01-03-2019, 08:26 AM   #1
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F32 Rear Lights

Anyone had an issue with replacing the bulbs ?

So break light went so thought go swap in a day or two, then indicator went too...

Swapped both bulbs even though they both looked fine on the filament, but no lights at all ? Checked cable securely connected and the connector plate is securely inserted into cluster and still no lights ?

Any ideas? a mate was saying it needs to be reset/coded in system to send power back to it ?
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Check the connector conductors, the ground conductor may have burnt out. It's a well known issue, more than a few threads about it.
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Check the connector conductors, the ground conductor may have burnt out. It's a well known issue, more than a few threads about it.
Cheers, just order one of these then ?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-B...xbv:rk:38:pf:0

Managed to get indicators and LED's on but still no brake light even tho bulb is fine.
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That's not a connector. This thread deals with bad connectors:
https://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1405916

That may be your problem, it may not. Before trying to fix something you have to be sure of what's broken. That's your next step, not just blindly ordering something.
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Well ordered a new one anyway - it was only $15, if that's not the issue I'll try the connector block, none of it looks burnt out and all looks fine and intact

Cars wind me up sometimes !
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