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Old 09-02-2011, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by TenzoR View Post
This may be a dumb question but what was the fix? I haven't had any problems
The problem is caused by he use of too small a ground wire in the lighting fixture. OVer time, the wire fails to carry the current and you get a light burned out warning.

By tapping into the existing ground with a second wire (i used a larger gauge) and attaching it to the spare ground terminal on the "plate" of the light fixture, you eliminate the problem.

It takes a few inches of wire, a couple 1/4" connectors and in my case some electrical tabs that are designed to join a new wire to an existing one.

If you search here for "tail light problem" (or something like that) you will find a DIY with pictures.

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2004 325i - Sport package - 5MT- clears - CDV mod - M3 gauge faces w/silver gauge rings & red needles - SS exhaust tips - strut tower brace - Hotchkis anti-sway bars -50% tint - shadow grills - roof spoiler - silver CF trim
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