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Is there anyway to overide or turn off the brake light failure sensor on the E36? I installed some custom tail lights and the brake light sensor doesn't seem to like them. But I do. I think its actually called the Check Control Module. Anybody know where it's physically located?





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Originally posted by Hamfisted@Aug 11 2005, 01:26 PM
Is there anyway to overide or turn off the brake light failure sensor on the E36? I installed some custom tail lights and the brake light sensor doesn't seem to like them. But I do. I think its actually called the Check Control Module. Anybody know where it's physically located?
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You are getting OBC error "Tail Light Failure" after changing tail lights. Right?
Frist thing to do is to verify that all the bulbs are working correctly. The next thing to try is to replace the bulbs with some quality bulbs. If the problem persists, then you'll just have to learn to ignore the message on the OBC. I don't think there is a way to disable the input to OBC from the tail lights.

By the way, it's a common problem people face when they change the tail lights to some after-market stuff. Some after-market work ok; some will give you this error.
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Originally posted by pcy+Aug 11 2005, 04:30 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(pcy @ Aug 11 2005, 04:30 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-Hamfisted@Aug 11 2005, 01:26 PM
Is there anyway to overide or turn off the brake light failure sensor on the E36? I installed some custom tail lights and the brake light sensor doesn't seem to like them. But I do.* I think its actually called the Check Control Module. Anybody know where it's physically located?
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You are getting OBC error "Tail Light Failure" after changing tail lights. Right?
Frist thing to do is to verify that all the bulbs are working correctly. The next thing to try is to replace the bulbs with some quality bulbs. If the problem persists, then you'll just have to learn to ignore the message on the OBC. I don't think there is a way to disable the input to OBC from the tail lights.

By the way, it's a common problem people face when they change the tail lights to some after-market stuff. Some after-market work ok; some will give you this error.
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Ok, my bad. I actually had a brake light burned out ghead . It was a brand new bulb but just didn't work. The wife figured it out again Now I gotta take her out to dinner.





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