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every now and then for the past couple of days, me check light comes on with the message saying brake light circuit. i checked the brake lights and it works fine. does this have anything to do with the fuses. and if so what do i do. the manual doesnt help that much. thanks...
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If you do a search, you will find that this is a rrecurring problem with the E36 series. My 328i did it when I first bought it a year ago and every now and then I see it. But do a search because there is a solution to your problem.

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millions of topics on this as the aobve member mentioned. go to the FAQ section of the forums to find it.

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i had that problem till i replaced my brake light switch!!! try that

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Just remember - Traction control? 4 pin switch. No traction control? 2 pin switch. that'll save you some time when ordering.
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Originally posted by silver328is@Feb 16 2005, 12:15 AM
i had that problem till i replaced my brake light switch!!! try that
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brake light switch?? what's that?


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Originally posted by Rooz+Feb 16 2005, 07:55 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Rooz @ Feb 16 2005, 07:55 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-silver328is@Feb 16 2005, 12:15 AM
i had that problem till i replaced my brake light switch!!! try that
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brake light switch?? what's that?
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Just remember - Traction control? 4 pin switch. No traction control? 2 pin switch. that'll save you some time when ordering.
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This has nothing to do with the brake light circuit.

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Originally posted by robbins6103+Feb 16 2005, 11:27 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(robbins6103 @ Feb 16 2005, 11:27 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-kestrel325is@Feb 16 2005, 12:39 PM
Just remember - Traction control? 4 pin switch. No traction control? 2 pin switch. that'll save you some time when ordering.
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This has nothing to do with the brake light circuit.
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It does, because there are 2 different brake switches. One with 4 pins, one with 2. That's the common point of failure in the brake light circuit.
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Originally posted by zeaq+Feb 17 2005, 12:11 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(zeaq @ Feb 17 2005, 12:11 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'>
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@Feb 16 2005, 12:15 AM
i had that problem till i replaced my brake light switch!!! try that
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brake light switch?? what's that?
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http://www.geocities.com/karlkarlb/brakeswitch.html
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Damn, that's gonna be a pain in the rear to do, but it's needed


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thanks for all the help...yeah i checked it up on the FAQ forum and it doesnt seem that hard. so i'll give it a try.
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