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Old 08-01-2016, 05:54 PM   #1
belouder
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Even though all lamps are working-rear tailight alert won't go out

2005 325 xiT 120k miles: All marker, turn, brake, backup and license plate lamps are working but dash shows one of the rear lights not working. I have yet to pull the fixtures to see if a ground has come loose (online research showed this to be the most common issue) or poor connection.

Has anyone experienced this issue and can they give me pointers on where to look and/or how to reset? The (error?) lamp stays on as long as the ignition is on.

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Old 08-01-2016, 07:54 PM   #2
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Do you have LED's or factory bulbs?

In any case clean the contacts very well. There are some good DIYs you can look at for troubleshooting this kind of problem.

If factory bulb giving the warning light, try changing it with another bulb to see if the warning follows the bulb or is static to the socket.

If not factory bulbs they might be giving you some trouble. You can change the value the system checks for during the bulb check, or disable it by bulb. Need PA Soft to do this.
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Old 08-02-2016, 07:34 AM   #3
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2005 325 xiT 120k miles: All marker, turn, brake, backup and license plate lamps are working but dash shows one of the rear lights not working. I have yet to pull the fixtures to see if a ground has come loose (online research showed this to be the most common issue) or poor connection.

Has anyone experienced this issue and can they give me pointers on where to look and/or how to reset? The (error?) lamp stays on as long as the ignition is on.

thanks,
BK
There was a recall for tail light grounding in both sides of the rear lamp units. This may be the cause of the warning lamps.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...ghlight=recall
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