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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 10-08-2009, 04:15 PM
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Question Rear lights?

How do i replace ONE rear light, all the other lights in the back are fine except the one on the left. Not sure what to do? My dad's been working on the car but he's saying it has to do something with the wiring...also most of the lights inside my car are very dim i'd like to get that fixed too any help would be appreciated!
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:25 PM
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open the trunk pull the carpet from the back and reveal the light covers from inside. there are 2 clip things near the outer parts. push those in and twist half way. then the whole inner cover pulls away. this piece has all the bulbs attached and allows you to clean the contact points.
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:05 PM
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How do i replace ONE rear light, all the other lights in the back are fine except the one on the left. Not sure what to do? My dad's been working on the car but he's saying it has to do something with the wiring...also most of the lights inside my car are very dim i'd like to get that fixed too any help would be appreciated!
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open the trunk pull the carpet from the back and reveal the light covers from inside. there are 2 clip things near the outer parts. push those in and twist half way. then the whole inner cover pulls away. this piece has all the bulbs attached and allows you to clean the contact points.
what he said, and to answer your other point, rotate the knob that you pull to turn the lights on
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Old 10-09-2009, 06:36 PM
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How do i replace ONE rear light, all the other lights in the back are fine except the one on the left. Not sure what to do? My dad's been working on the car but he's saying it has to do something with the wiring...also most of the lights inside my car are very dim i'd like to get that fixed too any help would be appreciated!
I bet your dad is right. Open the trunk and remove the left side panel of carpet in the trunk. Buy the antenna there is a small box, not the one for the antenna but around that area. Unhook that and pop the back off it and pull the inside out, it is easy and one piece. I bet it has a visible burn on the circuit board.
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