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E34 (1989 - 1995)

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Old 05-12-2013, 01:36 PM
random havok random havok is offline
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Mein Auto: bmw 1989 535i
light bulb issue

i have been having problems with my lighting on the rear of the vehicle shortly after replacing the front 2 seats ( not sure if at all relevant but..)

Currently i have been swapping out the bulbs but in my haste mixed up a couple
Now i have both corner brake lights and top working with 7506 bulbs

Both signals work with the 7528 bulb

The night running ( tail ) and the reverse lights will not come on and when checking some of the bulbs i replaced i found several 1156 bulbs which do not match the tail bulb number 5008 which i could only find one in the vehicle.

Is it possible i should have 1156 even though they are not listed in the 535i?

Also no license plate light at the back but i do not have the 6418 bulbs yet to replace.


My understanding of the corner tail setup should be facing the rear of the vehicle
Top - signal bulb 7528
Left- Stop/ brake 7506
Right- Tail/ night running 5008
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Old 05-12-2013, 06:30 PM
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update

i was able to get the left side tail light working just wiggled abit with just the park lights on.

afterwards i checked fuse 5 and 12 which are the right tail light and reverse lights and both had blown fuses, ones which i had recently replaced.
i believe 5 which has a 10 fuse in it had a 15 or 20 from the last owner when i replaced it.

After switching out both fuses and testing the lights still nothing and now both new fuses are toast.
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