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Old 12-09-2010, 10:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Tail lights not working

I have a 93 525i touring. Driving down the road a few nights ago, I get a "tail light" error on my dash. I stopped to check them and found my drivers side in the back were working but not the passenger side at all.

I've checked all the bulbs and reseated them all and still nothing. Anyone have any suggestions?
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Maybe a look at the wiring...
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It might be worth inspecting the contact surfaces of the bulbs and the holders. Sometimes a light polish with some fine emery paper can revive them.
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Ditto the above. If that doesn't work follow the wiring back to any connectors and see if the pins/sockets have become loose (a common problem on my old toyota) If you have a tow hitch fitted the in line connectors can cut through the wiring too.

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I have checked all of the above and still not working. I don't know if it's related, but have been blowing fuses for the instrument panel the past couple weeks as well.
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