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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 06-18-2005, 02:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I drive a sweet little 1989 325i and I just got the windows tinted but now I face the problem of seeing out the back window at night---and lately the reverse lights haven't been comming on---I believe they were working just a little a while ago--I think they come and they go--right now there gone--THE BULBS ARE NOT BLOWN...I'm pretty sure it's just not connecting with the gear shifter (it's a manual by the way) because if you wiggle it just right the reverse lights will come on for a second----how would I gain access to the contact in the rubber shifter boot under the leather boot around the base of the stick?

a solution to this would be cool---let me know...
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My reverse lights used to do the same thing. There is a reverse light switch on the passenger side of the transmission. All I did was better secure the wires on it by getting some needle nose pliars and crimping the end wire connectors. They work every time now. I don't know if that's your problem but it couldn't hurt checking it out.
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My reverse lights used to do the same thing. There is a reverse light switch on the passenger side of the transmission. All I did was better secure the wires on it by getting some needle nose pliars and crimping the end wire connectors. .
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Same thing happened on mine. Not too hard to fix
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