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Forum: General E46 Forum 03-25-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,573
Posted By pylt
Get the Bosch--it's not too much more. REMANS...

Get the Bosch--it's not too much more. REMANS are fine--the BMW unit is a reman--and most of these will have a lifetime warranty too (keep your paperwork!)

Lastly, BOSCH is actually a huge...
Forum: Lighting Forum 03-20-2009, 04:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,571
Posted By pylt
Exclamation Update: Many of us are looking to finalize...

Update:

Many of us are looking to finalize the recall via the DoT now that BMW is trying to charge around $500 to fix their known design defect. Non-working tail lights, brake lights, and turn...
Forum: Lighting Forum 03-20-2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 311
Achtung: Tailight Fix
Views: 145,581
Posted By pylt
Nope. The problem results in melted wiring...

Nope. The problem results in melted wiring connections and the grease wouldn't solve that problem.
Forum: Lighting Forum 03-20-2009, 04:40 PM
Replies: 311
Achtung: Tailight Fix
Views: 145,581
Posted By pylt
Reminder: Many of us are pressing for a...

Reminder:

Many of us are pressing for a formal safety recall on the problem with the tail lights, brake lights and turn signals intermittently failing. Please send copies of your receipts (if the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-20-2009, 04:33 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 339,968
Posted By pylt
BMW Rear Lighting Service Bulletin (wiring design...

BMW Rear Lighting Service Bulletin (wiring design defects):

http://www.bmwtis.com/tsb/bulletins/bulletin_graphic_temp/B630306g.htm

or
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-20-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 944
Views: 211,116
Posted By pylt
Exclamation E46 Taillights, brake lights & turn signal problems: We need the same support

Tail lights, brake lights and turn signals too!

BMW is playing not-so-nice games for the many hundreds or thousands of us that have intermittent rear lighting problems. In my case (ditto for many...
Forum: Lighting Forum 03-20-2009, 03:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,571
Posted By pylt
Thumbs down BMW keeps trying to hide the TSB site

Here's a site that's working (for now) on the infamous E46 tail light problem:

http://www.bmwtis.com/tsb/bulletins/bulletin_graphic_temp/B630306g.htm

or
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-02-2009, 08:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,645
Posted By pylt
Just a shot in the dark, but how old are your...

Just a shot in the dark, but how old are your sparkplugs? If you're anywhere near 100k miles, why not replace those too?

Good luck.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-28-2009, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,193
Posted By pylt
Rat Pack-- How did this turn out? Be sure...

Rat Pack--

How did this turn out? Be sure to keep your receipts as you'll get paid back after the recall. It is amazing how BMW lack of customer service is both embarrassing and unsafe on this...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-26-2009, 10:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,153
Posted By pylt
No need for the "Radio Shack" fixes; recall coming on tail lights, brake lights?

Stop with the DIY fixes guys. There is a long TSB on this, and BMW is required by Federal law to fix design and construction defects for a full ten years from the date of manufacture.

If you've...
Forum: Lighting Forum 02-26-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,571
Posted By pylt
Not quite true

Yes, it SHOULD be free to have working tail and brake lights (and turn signals). However, BMW Stealers are now getting $400 PER SIDE to do the Service Bulletin. This is in violation of Federal...
Forum: Lighting Forum 02-26-2009, 08:57 PM
Replies: 311
Achtung: Tailight Fix
Views: 145,581
Posted By pylt
No need to go with any homemade solutions guys. ...

No need to go with any homemade solutions guys. This is from another thread, but it's about to get serious for BMW:

For many of you on the board with a long history of tail light problems, be...
Forum: Lighting Forum 02-26-2009, 08:50 PM
Replies: 311
Achtung: Tailight Fix
Views: 145,581
Posted By pylt
No need to go with any homemade solutions guys. ...

No need to go with any homemade solutions guys. This is from another thread, but it's about to get serious for BMW:

For many of you on the board with a long history of tail light problems, be...
Forum: Lighting Forum 02-26-2009, 08:49 PM
Replies: 311
Achtung: Tailight Fix
Views: 145,581
Posted By pylt
No need to go with any homemade solutions guys. ...

No need to go with any homemade solutions guys. This is from another thread, but it's about to get serious for BMW:

For many of you on the board with a long history of tail light problems, be...
Forum: Lighting Forum 02-26-2009, 07:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,571
Posted By pylt
Just a quick update on this problem. Among my...

Just a quick update on this problem. Among my circle of friends we have five post-update E46 sedans. Four of them have had tail light, turn signal, brake light failures all caused by BMW's screw up...
Forum: Lighting Forum 02-26-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,571
Posted By pylt
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