i just recently bought a 1983 528e automatic from a friend for 200 bucks (what a deal!!!) it runs brilliantly except for the fact that the brake lights dont work. the check light (by the sunroof) wont go off and the bulbs are brand new (bmw approved). i've tried everything i can think of, the brakelight switch is new, bulbs are new, connections have been checked for corrosion and cleaned, i've even tried touching the brakelight switch connectors together. aftermarket radio shares the #12 fuse and i've tried taking the radio connection off...nothing has worked. thanks in advance for any advice.
1983 BMW 528e automatic
1981 Datsun 280zx 2+2 5spd.
p.s. - can anyone tell me what the VDO box is, its located under the steering wheel inside the dash, thanks.