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  1. E46 Convertible
    Hi everyone, Lately only the left side of my tail light works properly. First picture shows with lights on; only the right side lits properly the left side is very very dim. The second picture shows when applying brakes. What happens is that the left side goes completely off and the rest works...
  2. Lighting & Mobile Electronics (I.C.E.)
    Hey peoples, My guess this is a pretty common question, but i haven't found any definitive answers yet. So my 328i recently displayed the rear tail light error on my dash and the brake lights stay on when the car is on. I've done my research and from what I've seen the most common issues seem...
  3. Lighting & Mobile Electronics (I.C.E.)
    Selling a white/clear LED third brake light from a 325ci. Works perfectly, includes nuts and springs. A nice upgrade from the red one that you may have ;) $60 shipped Also have a coupe/convertible dome light: $15
  4. General E46 Forum
    Just happened driving home. Thankfully, the brakes still worked fine. When I got home I ran the OBDFusion. Nothing came up in errors. Any thoughts? Thanks very much. Todd (PS, THE SEARCH FUNCTION ON THIS FORUM IS ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE. IT LITERALLY WOULD NOT LET ME SEARCH "ABS" BECAUSE IT SAID...
  5. General E46 Forum
    Hi all, After almost 220,000 miles and 10+ years of ownership my DSC module seems to have given up the ghost. This has been an intermittent issue for quite some time and now the DSC/ABS fails with both the DSC light and the yellow brake lights on permanently. The shop I am using claims the...
  6. E46 Xi Forum
    I recently changed out both front axles on my 330xi. I also changed the bearing assembly on the passenger side axle. We also change the rear lower A-arm bushings. Since we did the work the traction control light, brake light and I believe ABS light have stayed on. During the axle replacement...
  7. DIY: Do It Yourself
    Hi everyone. Like many of you, I was frustrated about the few non-functioning LED bulbs in my stock LED tail lights on my 04 325Ci. And as a bit of an electronics geek, I decided to take up the challenge before I spent hundreds on a replacement assembly. I was successful and it is easy to do...
  8. General E46 Forum
    Hey all, long time lurker, first time poster. For the past 8 months or so, I've been having the weirdest electrical system issues. Symptoms included my brake lights staying on constantly, the horn not working, the steering wheel controls not working, and causing the stereo to turn off when the...
  9. General E46 Forum
    Hi Everyone, I'm a relatively new BMW owner (less than a year), with an odd set of electrical problems that recently happened to my 2004 330ci Convertible. I've read other threads, but haven't seen a solution or this exact mix of problems. Here's what's not working: Convertible top switch...
  10. General E46 Forum
    Hi! i just bought my new to me used bmw, it is a 2001 325i and i have a few problems with it - the Brake Light is on on the dash, although i have the handbrakes off - when the car is in idle, or when i start it up it kind of screeching and squealing noise but it runs fine on the freeway - the...
  11. Lighting Forum
    Ok guys, who has installed a "blackout" switch to disable your brake lights? I did this without any problems on my F-150 but my 2001 330i has a monitoring circuit (aka: Brake light test circuit) on the brake light switch. I once heard that the only way is to install a relay in the trunk to...
  12. General E46 Forum
    This has been bugging me for a long time. (pics below) It appears that my brake light is not flush against the rear window. At night this is very annoying as the brake light reflects on the inside of the window. It has been this way for as long as I can remember. There is a rubber gasket/seal...
  13. General E46 Forum
    I know this has happened to a bunch of people, but I haven't found a clear answer yet. My brake sensor light has been coming on and off intermittently while driving. Does this mean that my pads are wearing out? I just replaced the front ones and the rear pads look just as thick as my font ones...
  14. General E46 Forum
    Hey there, I am new to this forum so I appreciate anyone who may be able to give me some idea as to what is wrong with my car... I have a 2001 330 convertible... I was driving normally a few days ago. In a straight line doing about 50 mph, it felt like the right rear brake came on and off for a...
  15. General E46 Forum
    Hey guys i bought a 2004 325I about 7 months ago, and i'm new in the bimmer world. A month ago the steering was heavy and made a cracking noise. i took the vehicle to the mechanic, and he replaced the steering rack. well the problem was not fixed completely. i took the vehicle where they...
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