Originally Posted by DKinser
Thank you. That was next diagnoses I was doing to search. But even when I got the failure code, I still had brake lights. Normally when the brake light switch fails you do not have cruise control or brake light operations. So it was just throwing me a curve, because my brake light worked and cruise control worked while the failure code was being displayed.
You are welcome......& not really, what happens is the slightest break in continuity in the brake switch trips the warning & actually supplies enough amps to power the brake lights.......I know I had the same issue & this is a very common e36 issue!
This why it is intermittent.