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Old 04-16-2007, 06:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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and I said to myself, "Hmm, thats strange..."

So I had my good buddy Matt drive my car the other day while I crawled around in the trunk looking for a squeak when I noticed something a little more interesting. About six inches in from the right tail light and an inch or so up in the plastic from the floor there was a fried wire that had melted a lot of plastic. Looks like there was a small fire, I'm just glad my car didn't burn down. I traced the wire to the tail light assembly and its hard to say for sure, but It looks like the wire probably goes to the interior hatch light, which stopped working a while ago. The wire also looked slightly corroded, like battery acid or something. Why would this happen? Has anyone else experienced this? Oh, and I never found the squeak. I wish my car had a million mile warranty.
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moving to the E36 section, plz post all car related issues there mmmkay?


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Old 04-16-2007, 09:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Sorry, man...can't help you with that one. I have a dangling wire/plug hanging from my trunk lid that if I try to connect it, I blow fuses...
Totally unrelated I'm sure, especially since it's on an e30, but wait until gotKraut or Starmavin reads this...any of those guys should have something for you.
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Not to change the subject but, Phatty...I had that same problem....took me all of 3 minutes to fix....just had to replace a pinched section of wire that goes to the trunk light....

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Not to change the subject but, Phatty...I had that same problem....took me all of 3 minutes to fix....just had to replace a pinched section of wire that goes to the trunk light....

Huh, sounds easy enough! To be honest with you, Yamma (what is your real name, anyways...do I already know and am suffering from extreme brain fart this morning?) I haven't even gotten that far for checking it. The plug is currently unplugged...where did you find the pinched section?

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moving to the E36 section, plz post all car related issues there mmmkay?


Lol, sorry about that. I'm finding it a little difficult to start a new thread on this site.
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careful, electrical fires are nasty as all hell. good thing you found it when you did. it could have continued with a few good bumps.
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someone drove the car while u crawled in the trunk?you are a smart cookie!
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someone drove the car while u crawled in the trunk?you are a smart cookie!
he was going 30mph on a straight road in the country. I'm not a moron.
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he was going 30mph on a straight road in the country. I'm not a moron.
Believe it or not, that actually sounds kinda' fun...
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Believe it or not, that actually sounds kinda' fun...
lol, not really. stupid pot holes...
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^^Ahhh yes, good point...
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