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Old 11-29-2003, 08:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i've had a warning "brake light circuit" a few times. i checked the brake light and found all of them working fine. today i after the warning came on again i noticed i had no brake lights at all but then the starting working again. i dont; have a service manual for my car yet but i was wondering if anyone else has a had a problem with the brake lights working and if they have what parts were replaced to fix the problem.

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i'm along for this too.
i just test drove a 94 325is yesterday, and the same message popped up. so i told the dealership to figure out what was wrong w/ it and call me today. i haven't heard anything yet.

but i'd still like to know what the problem is.

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you have faulty bulbs causing this. change em
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Its not the bulbs its the infamous relay. An $8 part from the dealer easy fix, check that FAQs
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yup, andrew is right. get the cheap part from the dealer and check the faq section for a link on how to install it. it took me about 30 minutes to do it
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thanks for the help, i know it wasn't the bulbs. i was afraid i was gonna have to hunt electical gremlins in my first bmw. the warning hasn't come on for a few days now so i think i'll wait it out before i buy the relay.


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as long as you dont mind it being there every once in awhile dont ever replace it, because it doesnt really do anything.
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