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Old 10-13-2007, 07:03 PM   #1
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check brake light

on occasion, my 1999 328is displays the CHECK BRAKE LIGHT CIRCUIT and it pisses the sh-t right outta me, it keeps blinking until i turn the car off, and when i turn it back on its not there anymore, this doesnt happen often but it happens enought to concern me. i checked my brake lights, everything is fine and working, so why does this warning light flash then?
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Old 10-14-2007, 07:25 PM   #2
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Your brake switch needs to be replaced!

Hope this helps!


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Old 10-14-2007, 09:01 PM   #3
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^ ditto...its very common on E36's. Changing the switch should fix it.
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Old 10-15-2007, 02:08 AM   #4
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^^^seen this twice myself, but I thought it had something to do with swapping my tails to clears so I didn't think much of it. where's the switch? what's it worth? hard to diy?
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Old 10-15-2007, 05:39 AM   #5
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the switch is right by the brake pedal (the pedal actually pushes the button on the switch). Its an easy DIY, the part costs $20 and it takes about 10 minutes to install, I've had to do it on both my e36s.
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