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illestminimike 11-15-2012 11:22 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 11:31 AM

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

choxor 11-15-2012 11:31 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 11:54 AM

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

BimmersGarage 11-15-2012 12:12 PM

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 12:36 PM

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

Mango 11-15-2012 12:47 PM

+1 on checking all contact areas.

illestminimike 11-15-2012 01:28 PM

Yes Mango.

illestminimike 11-15-2012 07:32 PM

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

choxor 11-15-2012 08:52 PM


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


illestminimike 11-15-2012 09:59 PM

Then I had sex.

choxor 11-15-2012 10:42 PM


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


haurelio 11-15-2012 10:58 PM

Good for you man..

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