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1995 e36 325i

Brake lights don't work and OBC reports brake light circuit error.
Checked fuses and bulbs.
Suspect brake swith on the pedal though its active since I can shift transmission out of park.
checked wires near trunklid with nothing frayed or broken

would switch still be suspect though there is some symptoms of a closed circuit?

any thoughts would be considered..

thanks

eddie:help
 

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1995 e36 325i

Brake lights don't work and OBC reports brake light circuit error.
Checked fuses and bulbs.
Suspect brake swith on the pedal though its active since I can shift transmission out of park.
checked wires near trunklid with nothing frayed or broken

would switch still be suspect though there is some symptoms of a closed circuit?

any thoughts would be considered..

thanks

eddie:help

Yes.......the switch is commonly known to be the culprit! What happens is, just the slightest break in continuity will trip OBC.

I had to replace the brake switch, after a couple of months of owning my E36.....

Pelican Technical Article: BMW Brake Switch Replacement

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As I suspected

I replaced a couple of these switches on my land rover though it would fail completely. (couldn't shift out of park).
thanks for the attachment. I suspected I would break it to remove it, though I will wait till I have the replacement in hand...

again.. thanks for the reply

eddie
 
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