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Old 07-13-2004, 04:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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my computer says that the brake light circut is malfunctioning, and it also said that i should look to the manual to check for the problem. all the manual said was to take it to a BMW dealership and have it checked out. I'm wondering what the problem might really be and is it a simple fix so that i could do it on my own or is it something that might really need someone who knows what they are doing.
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Old 07-13-2004, 04:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There should be a FAQ on how to do this. Youve got to replace the little sending unit at the top of the brake pedal, not too bad.
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Here you go:

http://www.geocities.com/karlkarlb/brakeswitch.html

Mine was just doing it a while ago until I noticed one of my parking lights was brighter than the other. I put the bulb back into place after it fallen out, haven't seen the message since. That could be your problem, but in most cases its the switch for the brake.
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thanks, that really helped. i will have to get to the dealer in the next few days.
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