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illestminimike 11-15-2012 10:22 AM

Corner Light Doesn't Work
 
I changed the bulbs and it still won't work. Checked the wires and everything is ok. It works sometimes but not all the time. It's the driver side one if that matters. What do I do now?

illestminimike 11-15-2012 10:31 AM

Should I switch the housings and see if that'll fix it?

choxor 11-15-2012 10:31 AM

Sometimes corrosion gets on the contact behind the bulb or it gets pushed in too far to make good contact. My old E46 had that problem. Hit it with a little sandpaper and electronics cleaner and bent it forward a little bit and that fixed it for me.

illestminimike 11-15-2012 10:54 AM

Alright I'll probably just do that when I get home.

BimmersGarage 11-15-2012 11:12 AM

Another thing to check it the white socket housing that holds the bulb.
That unit is replaceable (no cutting or splicing), you can swop out that unit with the passenger side and see if the problems transfers/follows. If so, just get a new housing unit and you should be solid. I had it happen to me and that fixed that random problem.

illestminimike 11-15-2012 11:36 AM

Thanks man. I'll try it out later today.

Mango 11-15-2012 11:47 AM

+1 on checking all contact areas.

illestminimike 11-15-2012 12:28 PM

Yes Mango.

illestminimike 11-15-2012 06:32 PM

Sanded down the contact area. Fixes the problem. Thanks guys.

choxor 11-15-2012 07:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by illestminimike (Post 14903588)
Sanded down the contact area. Fixes the problem. Thanks guys.

:thumbsup:

illestminimike 11-15-2012 08:59 PM

Then I had sex.

choxor 11-15-2012 09:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by illestminimike (Post 14904009)
Then I had sex.

:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

haurelio 11-15-2012 09:58 PM

Good for you man..


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