COMPUTER CHECK - TAIL LIGHT FAILURE?!?? - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 06-25-2004, 05:58 PM
Neutral Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 93
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
kraze0g is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Smile

My situation is that is a bit weird, for some reason the "CHECK CONSOLE" or whatever lights up on my dash and then the computer thing comes up with "TAIL LIGHT FAILURE". Now I just had the local BMW dealership fix all the bulbs on my car because one of the bulbs was not in correctly, and after they were done, everything CHECKED OKAY. Today I switched corner lenses on the car (because the last ones from bavauto.com were not fitting correctly so they sent me a new set) and the lenses went in perfect. I didn't touch the bulb or anything, I just took out the corner lens and put the new ones in there. ALL THE LIGHTS (BLINKERS, BRAKE LIGHTS, HEADLIGHTS, ETC...) ALL WORK PERFECTLY FINE (no fast blinking, no nothing, just works perfect) yet that damn computer lit up again saying CHECK CONSOLE and says TAIL LIGHT FAILURE when i didn't even touch the tail light today. All I did was remove the lens' and replace them with new bavarian autosport ones and the failure thing popped up (EVEN THOUGH EVERY LIGHT ON THE CAR IS PERFECTLY FINE). What could be the problem here? Why would the computer say Tail light failure when I did nothing to any bulbs and they all work fine? Someone please shed some light on this for me ;o(

Although all the lights work perfectly, the "TAIL LIGHT FAILURE" thing on the console annoys me. Someone help?
kraze0g is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 06-25-2004, 07:49 PM
You Can Has A Custom Title!!
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Eugene Oregon
Posts: 2,718
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
007ben is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to 007ben Send a message via Yahoo to 007ben
mine says tail light failure too..

I just ignore it... I know they are on...

check your connections be sure they are all solid and that you have the properbulbs in the proper places.

2008 128i Jetblack
007ben is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 06-25-2004, 08:20 PM
n00b
 
kuchifungus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 29
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
kuchifungus is an unknown quantity at this point
keep up the good maintenance guys!

<img src='http://kuchifungus.homestead.com/files/bmw.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
kuchifungus is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 06-25-2004, 10:30 PM
Been here a while.
 
97alpineM3's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 5,375
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
97alpineM3 is a name known to all 97alpineM3 is a name known to all 97alpineM3 is a name known to all 97alpineM3 is a name known to all 97alpineM3 is a name known to all 97alpineM3 is a name known to all
Send a message via AIM to 97alpineM3 Send a message via MSN to 97alpineM3
This might just be a too easy solution.. but if you look in the manual.. it tells you the exact watage for each rear tall light bulb.... I would think that if the bulb was rater too low... it wouldnt take the energy and the computer would think it isnt working.. but it is... it just has too much energy... so you might also want to check and make sure you have the exact factory bulbs in there...


1997 E36 M3 1990 E30 325i
97alpineM3 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Advice On Blinking Check Engine Light mrogers 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 4 04-10-2005 08:35 PM
Check Engine Light bpowers 3-Series (E36) 3 12-24-2004 03:21 PM
Inspection Light... Money 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 8 09-06-2004 11:41 PM
check engine light and check light Scarface 3-Series (E36) 3 06-03-2003 08:31 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome