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Old 04-23-2012, 11:58 AM
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Reverse Light Out.. LED Taillights Fix

Had error code for a light out since I purchased my used 07 328.. found out it is the back right reverse light.

Just had the car checked out and the mechanic did not know how to replace, or fix bulb (cause there isnt one) for the LED taillights. I have the smoked out aftermarket tailights, not sure of the brand though.

So... do I have to buy a whole new set of taillights? I am not familiar with how the LED lights differ from others. I just need to replace the reverse light.
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:20 PM
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The reverse light is a regular incandescent bulb. You'll need to take the trunk lid liner loose. Then there's a housing that holds the bulb. That housing snaps out and you have access to the bulb.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:17 PM
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Here is the exploded view of the tail light. Looks like it is #9 - BMW Part # 63217160788
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:08 AM
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There are aftermarket LED reverse lights that plug right into the OEM tail light assembly which should be the same as your smoked one. Make sure it has a built in resister or else you'll get an error "reverse light out" with the standard LED. If that happens and the light is working it's easy to install a 6 ohm resistor across the connection.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:11 AM
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thx for the info guys.. seems like a DIY job (I say that reluctantly)
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