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Old 02-26-2013, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by jim165 View Post
Yes, that is the way it is connected...ground wire spliced to another wire that is grounded to the body. I was following the method that the e46 guys were using in the link above, but we don't have a ground tab on our light fixture. I was afraid attach to any of the many metal points in the bulb holder for fear of damaging something so I grounded it to the body. Something's working because I don't have anymore bulb or lamp errors...seems like its still relieving that wire of some of the current.

The proper way to hook it up is per above link's pics where the brown wire gets an extra connection point to the light fixture. Too bad if you do not have tabs on the light fixture to attach the brown ground splice to. You are gonna have to fiqure how to attach new contact point on fixture if not.

When the weather improves I'll be pulling my tailamp fixture to look for a tab on my 08 535xi Otherwise I'm gonna have to fiqure......
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