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#1 (permalink) Old 01-30-2009, 12:15 PM
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License plate light staying on

I searched the forum but didn't find the answer. My 93 325i when parked the license plate light stays on, and when I open the trunk, it turns off and the trunk light comes on. Close the trunk and the license plate light is back on. Any suggestions?

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You've got a wire exposed or broken giving you a ground/bad ground, check all your wires near the hinged part of boot, you may have to remove the black tape as a wire might be broken inside.

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Thanks, I will check that


The search function didnt return any info for me, but after posting this, the Similar Threads at the bottom of the page had a link with the right answer for me.

http://www.bimmerwerkz.com/forum/3-s...ail-28719.html
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I found my problem, just as you said. Thanks

Photo of the damage. (blurry, the best I could do with my old camera but you can still see the breaks.)
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Great stuff, another one sorted, thanks for the pic.

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This fixed a few others problems I was having,

My car power locks would occasionly unlock after locking.

and

I am no longer getting a " Brake Light Circuit " warning.

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