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Old 09-16-2007, 11:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation Brake lights don't work-intermittant problem

I get an error message at times when applying my brakes on my 525i-"see manual." This is an intermittant problem, most of the time the brakes lights work. I'm guessing it must be a sensor or relay but don't know where to look to replace it. I would appreciate any suggestions.
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What message exactly are you getting? I use to get a "Brake Light Circuit" message and it was my brake light switch. I believe that it would say "Brake Light Failure" for a burnt bulb.
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What message exactly are you getting? I use to get a "Brake Light Circuit" message and it was my brake light switch. I believe that it would say "Brake Light Failure" for a burnt bulb.
Wouldn't you know when you want to check it, everythings working ok. It probably said "brake light circuit" as both bulbs are ok.
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If it comes on from time to time it is probably your switch.
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so are you getting the "brake light circuit" message or the "see manual" message?? or the "brake light failure" message??
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