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Tail Lamp Question...

12-23-2007, 08:06 PM
Hey everyone.... I have a CPO 04 2.5 x3, I was trying to figure out why the two red lights on either side of the tailgate do not light up, I have tried everything I can think of to have them light up. The lights im talking about are the ones surrounding the clear bulbs that light up when reversing. Should they be lighting up?

12-24-2007, 06:53 AM
On our 2007, those lamps light with very heavy braking.

In markets that have them, they are also the rear Rear fog lamps.

12-24-2007, 07:02 AM
If you are talking about the round ones, those are the rear fog lights. US and Canadian-spec X3s (at least the pre-facelift) do not come with the bulbs installed, and nor do we have the switch (if we did, the foglight switch would be split in half).

As for the 2007 onwards, I dunno if the foglamps are already installed and all you need is a switch. On the E90, the adaptive brake lights double as the rear fogs, and I just bought the Euro switch and now I have that function :)

12-27-2007, 12:05 PM
My 2005 has the rear fog lights, there is no double switch.