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Old 04-03-2010, 12:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Strange High Beam/Fog Light Issue, Help!

I've got an issue with my '97 328i involving 3 lights.
1. Fog Lights
2. High Beams
3. Bulb that lights up headlight switch

Basically, I'm having an issue where the foglights and headlight "switch bulb" will only light up when the high beams are on. The switch bulb, which is always illuminated only comes on if the fogs and high beams are both engaged. From what I've read, the foglights are supposed to turn off when the high beams are engaged while in my issue, they only turn on... I've checked all the wiring under the steering wheel and everything seems to be in good condition (no stripped wires, incorrect splices, ect.) I've also tried replacing the headlight switch and foglight switch with no luck. If you've got any info on what the issue is or what I should replace, please let me know!

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I've got an issue with my '97 328i involving 3 lights.
1. Fog Lights
2. High Beams
3. Bulb that lights up headlight switch

Basically, I'm having an issue where the foglights and headlight "switch bulb" will only light up when the high beams are on. The switch bulb, which is always illuminated only comes on if the fogs and high beams are both engaged. From what I've read, the foglights are supposed to turn off when the high beams are engaged while in my issue, they only turn on... I've checked all the wiring under the steering wheel and everything seems to be in good condition (no stripped wires, incorrect splices, ect.) I've also tried replacing the headlight switch and foglight switch with no luck. If you've got any info on what the issue is or what I should replace, please let me know!

thanks in advance.
Hey Brian......being that you checked all the wiring under the steering wheel & being that you just had that front bumper off, I would check the wiring & ground to the fog lights, also have you checked the wiring harness in the trunk for broken or frayed wires?

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