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Old 10-07-2013, 06:52 PM
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Most of the lights are not working

I have a 2003 325i.

Suddenly, the front and rear turn signals stopped working. There is no turn signal light blinking in the dashboard, showing that I put the signal on. The dashboard illumination light is out. Whatever position I turn the front lights button to, the low beam lights are always on.

The inner rear lights are on when the front lights are on. But the outer rear lights don't work.

The high beam, fog lights and emergency lights are not working.
The click button on the end of signal switch that shows, mpg, temperature, etc. is functional.

The dashboard error lights show that the rear left light is out. I checked fuses number 9 & 32, and they are good.

Any idea on how to proceed to fix it?
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:11 PM
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Check your battery. A weak or failing battery can cause all kinds of weird symptoms.
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:15 PM
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Agreed....sounds like a failing battery.
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Old 10-08-2013, 01:51 AM
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hit them hard... its helpful
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:27 AM
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