Thread: Tailight Fix
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:53 PM   #108
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Originally Posted by dsray1969 View Post
SSM1991 thanks for the post and pics, I searched everywhere to find a solution to this problem! Did the fix and no false indications! I used a plastic wire splice connector so I didn't have to strip the brown wire or use tape.

Me too - just did this. $2.00 for both wiretaps and the little female connectors at the Menards. Oh yeah 22 cents for a foot of 14AWG wire.

The taps are easy as you don't have to try to strip the brown wire. I think this DIY took 4 minutes, maybe 5.

I love this board!

Now I need to open a fixit shop where I will only charge $200 ( 1/2 dealers price!) to fix the light on BMWs.

For those PRE-FACELIFTERS that are posting here that they don't have the right tab, etc. I thought this was only a facelift issue (ie there are now 4 bulbs on the facelift instead of 3 on the older E46s yet they still just have one puny ground wire.

Am I wrong? Perhaps extra ground helps them too, but maybe they actually have a bulb that is going out or close to it, and needs to be changed.
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