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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 03-21-2005, 06:08 PM
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Had an issue today with my dash lights. The car lit up (red representation) and a red light lit up in the top right corner of it. It lasted about 5 minutes and went off. It happened again later then stopped all together. Does this mean I have a light out or since it stopped happening, maybe a confused car?
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Old 03-21-2005, 06:33 PM
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Could be one of the bulbs, or it could be the holder that the bulbs sit in is getting flaky or a bad connection that needs cleaning.
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Could be one of the bulbs, or it could be the holder that the bulbs sit in is getting flaky or a bad connection that needs cleaning.
The bulbs sometimes melt their solder on to the bulb holder, leading to intermittant false "burned out" indications... Usually, a new bulb and socket (don't worry, it's only about $7 for a front turn indicator socket, assume similar for the rear) are the cure... if the rear socket is more expensive, take some emory paper and scuff off the solder on the socket, and install a new bulb... If you are still under warranty, take it to your dealer and they should handle it under warranty...
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Old 03-22-2005, 09:22 AM
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My E30 does this all the time. Light corrision in the bulb socket is also a possible cause.
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