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Old 03-27-2010, 02:14 AM   #1
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Tail light wiring problem help

ok so my friend has had this problem for a real long time hes gotten several tickets and doesnt know what to do to fix it. Im trying to go to the dealer with him to see if we can order this part does anyone know where i can order this from or have any experience fixing this?? basically the connectors are burned out and the wires have popped out of the connectors so its a pain in the asss everyday having to put them back in only to have them fall out again ... i was wondering where we could find this entire harness wiring with the new connector...
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Old 03-27-2010, 04:13 AM   #2
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i Had a tail light issue also. i found out how to fix it from a thread on the forum ill find the link again.
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Old 03-27-2010, 04:16 AM   #3
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I had the same problem with my previous e46, the entire back of the housing melted, luckily motorplan replaced the housings.
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Old 03-27-2010, 04:39 AM   #4
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I think it's a grounding issue. My left tail light was blinking fast, now is completely out. Currently researching solution as well.

I hear that maybe you can ground the light to the frame of your car. .. also maybe stripping the wires and directly connecting them to each other might work. (If you don't mind it being obama-rigged)
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Old 03-27-2010, 08:39 AM   #5
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you gotta replace the black plastic plug, replace the what ever connectors went bad that slide into the plug, then add a second ground to the tail lamp assembly to prevent this from happening again. not hard to do if you have the skill to cut and crimp wires but you need the special pin remover tool to get all the wires out of the plastic housing without damaging them. I have all the stuff you need to fix it. unless the bulb hold got too melted.
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