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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 01-10-2013, 11:47 AM
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Which Rear light is this?

I am replacing the rear tail light on my 2000 E39, to the updated design. For the life of me, I can not figure out how what light is this. It has a bulb and everything, but I can not get it to turn on for any known function. The manual does not label it. I call it #5. What light is this?

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Old 01-10-2013, 12:12 PM
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rear fog light
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:22 PM
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rear fog light
For Euro models? It is red on mine. Do they have red rear fog lights in Europe?
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:24 PM
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Of course, it is red (since it is *rear*). Yes, for Euro models.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:29 PM
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Of course, it is red (since it is *rear*). Yes, for Euro models.
Ha, I believe I have seen *JDM* ones with clear rear fog lights

I found some info here. BMW Rear Fog Lights

I also found this guy who wired it to be an additional brake light.


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Lots of us in the US modify it to be an extra brake light.
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Lots of us in the US modify it to be an extra brake light.
Does it have any implications with the brake light sensor by modifying it to be an extra brake light? Does the sensor still work? Does it still show when one out of the now 5 bulbs are blown?
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