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Desisuperman 02-04-2004 01:23 AM

Back Brake Lights
 
My back brake light keeps goig out on the right side :mad: and the thing is everytime i fix it, it eventually goes out again! anybody have the same problem or have any advice on how to fix this problem? :confused:

Thanx in advance

Mikester 02-04-2004 01:25 AM

ive had that prob... i went to pitstop and they fixed it... it jsut had no contact or something like that...took them 1 min to fix it (I think they cleaned it or something)

Desisuperman 02-04-2004 02:30 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Mikester
ive had that prob... i went to pitstop and they fixed it... it jsut had no contact or something like that...took them 1 min to fix it (I think they cleaned it or something)
Yeah, that's what i was told. what's the best way of cleanign the contact on it?

Furious 02-04-2004 02:51 PM

a bad contact is a very common reason for a fault on our tailights. check the contacts , clean them if you can and you should be ok.

Autotechnica 02-04-2004 04:21 PM

The best way to to clean contacts would be to get some sandpaper or use a file and just sand down the contacts of both the bulb and the metal contact of the lens.

Bry

325iSBimmer 02-04-2004 10:08 PM

bend them out a little too....thats what happened to me...they weren't making proper contact

Justin e36 02-05-2004 12:35 AM

bend them.. sanding is good too... contact cleaner.. (buy from radio shack.. around $5 for a can) when you're done...

I had an aftermarket tail light that kept blowing a fuse... turned out the fixture itself was not seated totally flush and causing a short somewhere... very weird. you using aftermarket tails?

Desisuperman 02-05-2004 12:53 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Justin e36
bend them.. sanding is good too... contact cleaner.. (buy from radio shack.. around $5 for a can) when you're done...

I had an aftermarket tail light that kept blowing a fuse... turned out the fixture itself was not seated totally flush and causing a short somewhere... very weird. you using aftermarket tails?

Dunno man, just bought the car littl eover a week ago, how can i tell?

325iSBimmer 02-06-2004 02:06 AM

does it have a orange turn signal

Desisuperman 02-06-2004 02:18 AM

yup, they're the original lights

sonic07 02-06-2004 04:14 AM

i had that problem once for weeks final solution permanent fix was solder a longer contact on the socket where the bulb goes in ... and that fixed the problem for good ...


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