good lookin car!
can't help you with any of your problems, except maybe the brake light one. I'd try opening the trunk and taking out and putting back in every bulb, just to make sure teh connections are snug.
I really hope you enjoy your car, god knwos I have! they don't call them the "Ultimate Driving Machine" for nothing you know.
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1996 328is Black
Suspension: MB Motoring 18x8, Kuhmo Supra 225/35/18ZR
Audio:Eclipse CD3414 HU
Lighting: ZKW W/ DDE PLUS