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Old 10-30-2012, 10:06 AM   #17
joegr
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Originally Posted by Wolrab View Post
Sure. But it doesn't seem to be happening in any systematic way to the E46 population out there. ...
I really do agree that the most likely thing is that the lens were cheap or the bulbs were incorrect. None-the-less, the fact that lens aren't melting in a systematic way does not invalidate the stuck brake light switch theory either. Unless, of course, you are saying that BMW brake light switches stick on a lot. I would assume that sticking switches is a very rare event, so if that could cause a lens to melt, melted lenses would be even rarer. I do know by experience that it can happen, I also know that it would be very rare. It is more likely that the OP's problem is the lenses he used. Still, I think there are other possibilities.
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