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93 bmw 325 - no brake lights?

hey everyone whats up? im new to this site!

i recently purchased a 93 325 , and now i have no brake lights , i checked the fuses and they were ok , its sayin on the obc ( i think its called) brake light failure! just wonderin if someone can help me out on what the next step is that i can do! thanks for ur help!

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you definetely have no working brakelights, or the OBC just says that? If they definetely don't work have you checked the bulbs? If it said brake light circuit failure, and your lights definetely didnt work then you would need a new switch. Mine says circuit failure sometimes, but my lights are always fine.



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well it just says "brake light failure" i checked the bulbs and they were fine , for some reason in my owners manual , the pages where the fuses are suppose to be are not there, can u please tell me where this switch is that i keep reading about , and possible where the the relay would be located , thanks for ur help!
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the switch is the one that goes on your brake pedal, I think it should be black, at least mine is. Has a little piece that you can push in.



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right on man i will take a trip out to my parts car and get that and try it out , thanks for ur help!
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Yep, that sounds like the switch. I had mine go out while I was traveling. The part is about $25 and it takes all of 5 minutes to put in. The switch controls your brake lights, cruisecontrol cut off and something else. This is just a precautionary warning incase you use cruisecontrol before you replace it. The cars cruise will not disengage and it is scary and bad for your brakes.

If I recall there was some trick to getting it in... which I know is no help because the trick was either it had to be either pressed or not... I really can't remember which atm.
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well sorry it took so much time to get back and let ya know what the problem was , well anyways i went out and got the switch off my parts car and turns out that was not it , so after a while scratchin my head i switched all the bulbs again, lol , stupid me , i was changin the tail lights and not the brake lights , so it was just the bulbs this whole time! o well i guess we learn from our mistakes , haha, but anyways thanks for all the tips they really helped even tho they didnt , lol , but thatnks again , i appreciate everything !
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