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325iSBimmer 01-11-2004 12:00 AM

"tail light failure" on check control
I've been gettign this message ever since i bought my car...

I've looked and none of my lights are out.
I've replaced the Brake circuit and checked to see if all the contacts on the bulb holders are making contact....

but im still getting this message....
is anyone else experiencing this and is there a fix....

the only other thing I can think of is my actual check control is screwed cause the display is all facked up too...

any ideas

WASABI 01-12-2004 04:18 AM

Did you check the brake light switch like what others in this thread recommended ?

325iSBimmer 01-12-2004 05:58 PM

Re: "tail light failure" on check control

Originally posted by 325iSBimmer
I've replaced the Brake circuit...
yeah...thats the first thing I took care of the "Brake Circuit Failure" problem but I still get the "Tail light Failure"

WASABI 01-12-2004 06:22 PM

Heh, my bad. Do you still have the OEM tails or did you get red/clear ones?

325iSBimmer 01-13-2004 12:06 AM

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unfortunately I still have the OEM tails.....*mumble*

I have the gen 3 corners and Im working towards getting these tail lights.....(see pic)*mw*

I'll probably get them come spring time....I have a few maintenance things to deal with during winter....ball joints, tie rod ends, rear strut mounts, rotors, thermostat, hydraulic lifters...

I've got most of that stuff done but now I need to save some $$$

SeRb 01-13-2004 12:07 AM

its one of the bulbs i had the same problem

325iSBimmer 01-13-2004 12:08 AM

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these are my corners...

325iSBimmer 01-13-2004 12:08 AM

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and they will go well with these headlights....

325iSBimmer 01-13-2004 12:12 AM

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heres what they look like on the car.....

car is winter mode right rims or CAI

325iSBimmer 01-13-2004 12:13 AM


Originally posted by SeRb
its one of the bulbs i had the same problem
really?...but all the bulbs light up......well...i guess I'll just replace them all....not like it's expensive.....

thanx for the tip

325iSBimmer 01-13-2004 12:15 AM

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side view....

damn hoist post...*mumble*

Mohamed 525i 01-13-2004 08:42 AM

It happened with my E34 once,, the problem was the bulb itself its not the same Voltage and watt

change both of them and see

WASABI 01-13-2004 02:05 PM

Nice new mods ! I was looking at those crystal rear lights too.

Re: the tails, check the bulbs, some may be near its end and resistance is not as good. I've always used some di-electric grease that you can pick up the CDN Tire, they ensure good contact.

325iSBimmer 01-13-2004 05:07 PM

cool...thanx for the info guys.....

This is what I love about Max....u can come with any sort of problem big or small and people are always willing to help....

crazyvadim 01-14-2004 11:33 PM

OT but 325iSBimmer,did you figure out that ticking noise yet??

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