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Old 11-10-2007, 11:16 AM   #1
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Front turn signal 323i

On my '99 323i my front right turn signal keeps blowing the bulb, I've replaced it twice in the past two months, any ideas what's wrong with it? It works fine for about a month then it just blows again
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Old 11-10-2007, 11:34 AM   #2
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I have a 2000 323i that was having the same problem. i noticed the metal contact that touches the bottome of the bulb was not making good contact causing it to arc. I just took a flat tip screw driver and bent it up so it pushes against the bottom of the bulb a little better. Havent had an issue since.
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Old 11-10-2007, 11:35 AM   #3
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p.s. you may want to disconnect your battery when you do this. otherwise you may see some fireworks
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Old 12-07-2007, 12:29 AM   #4
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Use OEM bulbs...trust me...my bulbs kept blowing until I used BMW bulbs.
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