My problem is that, once in a while (like right now) the check console thing will light up on my dash and then it'll say "TAIL LIGHT FAILURE" on the little computer. I have 97 328i and this TAIL LIGHT FAILURE thing pops up every once in a while?? I know for a fact that there is nothing wrong with my tail lights and I even had my car taken to BMW and they switched ALL the bulbs and did everything, and the "tail light failure" msg went away. Well that was about a week and a half ago and about 2 days later, it popped up again. Then it went away for a few days, then it came back, went away, and now its back. Why doesn't it make up its mind if its not working or not? And why does it say it when I know everything works fine.
I have a '98 328i and it does the same thing from time to time. Even though everything is working. I usually can just shut the car off and turn it back on the light goes away. I don't know how to fix it, but just letting you know that your not alone. ghead
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It might be just like the "brake circuit failure" message that I get all the time which is a known problem with E36's. With the circuit failure, you can replace some little switch under the dash to correct the problem...yours might have a similar resolution.
I read on a different post about the wires in the trunk rubbing together so often that the wire insulation was dissipated. you'll have to open your trunk and cut the primary casing off the wires to look at them. *Short*
Hmm..Its usually a bulb that may have moved..I have one bulb that does it all the time..just wiggle it and it goes off...It just somthen loose...happens to everybody..you can always secure yr bulbs....
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