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PhotoPro 07-03-2012 12:02 AM

What does this dummy light mean?
Red lights towards the rear of the car. My brake lights and reverse lights work fine from what I can see... Hmmm. Any help?


DOT. 07-03-2012 12:29 AM

Did you recently change your rear taillights?:dunno:

RKiepper 07-03-2012 12:56 AM

Could be the problem that has plagued some E46's where the tail lights are not properly grounding, causing the tail light out error.

There was a recall, but your model/year may not be covered.
Check with your dealer to verify.

If not..http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...lights+working

Bimmer4Lyfe 07-03-2012 01:00 AM

Turbo boosters activated...

cityjohn 07-03-2012 01:57 AM

badminton score 1:1

330i ZHP 07-03-2012 03:30 AM


Originally Posted by cityjohn (Post 14537888)
badminton score 1:1


spennI 07-03-2012 02:40 PM


Originally Posted by DOT. (Post 14537698)
Did you recently change your rear taillights?:dunno:

Nice select statement. LOL

PhotoPro 07-03-2012 02:56 PM

I have not changed any bulbs or changed a thing. The light just came on and will not go off. All bulbs are 100% functioning. I do have a set of Angel Eyes LED tail lights that were installed over a year ago. I am thinking there may be a faulty circuit in one or both of them, possibly. I guess I will have to order a new set and go from there. Any suggestions for hot new style tail lights?

JS330 07-04-2012 07:55 AM

check your licence plate lights and return to us haha

Breyton-BMW 07-04-2012 07:58 AM

Warp drive.

bAby norAA 07-05-2012 05:43 AM

It either you license plate lights or you have the bad grounding in you rear tails. both are easy fixes.

stranger26 07-08-2012 01:10 AM

your license plate lights are out

stookin 07-09-2012 04:17 PM

3RD brake light.... check it

fth001 07-10-2012 12:51 AM


Originally Posted by Bimmer4Lyfe (Post 14537764)
Turbo boosters activated...


Vinnybimmer 07-13-2012 03:05 PM

Did you check the flux capacitor? It goes all the time

vitalik-seattle 07-15-2012 06:23 PM

It means your lights are dimmer than they should be. Take off the whole thing off from the trunk side and touch the wires. You will see the lights get brighter and the cluster light will go out.

Htcchrisb 07-17-2012 12:58 PM

Check to see if the lights by the license plate are on, that's what happened to me.

Solidjake 07-18-2012 12:31 PM


325guy 07-18-2012 12:59 PM

Maybe you should get out of the car and check your taillights. OR open the manual. OR use the search bar. OR make me a sandwhich

serdar255 07-18-2012 10:48 PM

Achievement unlocked, two flux capacitors available.

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