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Old 08-30-2012, 07:33 PM   #5
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My Ride: 2005 330ci ZHP
Originally Posted by Solidjake View Post
Oh wow... that's a bad case right there. I would buy some electrical parts cleaner and a thin wire brush. Work out all of that corrosion there (disconnect your battery) until it's free of it. Then see if the bulb works.
Went to autozone this morning and bought some CRC Electronic cleaner and the smallest wire brush they had...which wasn't really small but I did my best with it.

I disconnected the positive battery cable, sprayed and brushed several times, sprayed again and wiped off the excess with a paper towel. Then I reconnected the battery cable, turned on my lights, popped in one of the LED bulbs and nothing...

Theres like a small hole above the passenger side prongs where you see the black circle...IDK what the hell happened to these license plate lights. The car did come with a backup camera installed as you can see in the pics...maybe they fried something while messing around with the wires?
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