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Coolie Jessie 08-17-2012 11:29 PM

Ive had my car for a few months now and have been trying to figure out this out..

Car: 2003 325xi sedan

The issue is when I start the car or just turn the key to the on position, the headlights come on(drl I assume) but the rear lights on the truck lid also light up and they are extra bright ( like rear fog lamps)

Any thoughts???


EverydayGetaway 08-17-2012 11:55 PM

Are you referring to your reverse lights? That sounds like a pretty serious issue... can you take a picture to clarify?

eneka 08-18-2012 02:58 AM

drl are the high beams on low power...is that what you're seeing?

Have you checked your taillight grounds, they might be the culprit.

Solidjake 08-18-2012 06:55 AM

+1 on checking the rear grounds and any corrosion on the bulb holder.

Coolie Jessie 08-18-2012 08:53 AM

The lights that turn on up front are not the high beams (the outer lights turn on) headlights
Yes the light below the reverse lights, they are the ones that are on..

So again get in the car turn the key to the on position headlights and lights in the trunk turn on.

No corrosion on the bulbs or bulb tray. Will get pics or a short vid up asap

LD330XI 08-18-2012 10:25 AM

That almost sounds like the ribbon cable for your LCM face is bad. IIRC if you ground the 4th wire in from the left, the rear frogs activate. It may be the same for the headlights just a different wire.

Coolie Jessie 08-18-2012 02:01 PM

I tried a euro lcm with rear fog button... Samething tried swapping faces Samething
If I can't get a solution from some1 here it's bye bye 3series... The sad part is I do like the car but this light issue is turning me off

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