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Old 03-30-2014, 12:34 AM
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Lightbulb Lighting problem

My left rear tail light stays on with the yellow signal light when turned on. It stay lite with the running light and yellow signal no matter what. When the lights are turned on with no change when told to do so. The rear right tail light works fine. In the front when turned on the right turn signal stays on. The front left light won't light up at all. Both front signal light don't blink when selected on turns or hazard lights. I've reed LKM can be the cause tail light problems. I've bought new tail lights and front turn signals so I know the sockets, bulbs, & lights works. Is there any other part that can cause lighting problems?
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Old 03-30-2014, 07:08 AM
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Odd light issues usually an issue with grounding that assembly.


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Old 05-20-2014, 08:30 PM
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Well I have finally had the money to give a mechanic a go on this problem. He fix a few bad wires that got cut some how with the removal of the originally tail light when I thought the Light was the issue. (did it myself messed things up.) He has said it the light module That causing the problem told him to replace it. Can anyone tell me where the module is located? I'm going to look in to other forums but if you could be so kind as to tell me.

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Old 05-22-2014, 10:37 PM
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Ok now the front turn signals don't work corruptly. I've order new turn signals sockets and a left fog light I need from the web waiting for the parts. I want to fix problems on my car rather then just pay someone and not understand what the problem was.

After this Light module got replaced when I chose to turn the indicator binks quickly but the hazard lights bink normally.
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Fully equipped with sounds in the trunk.
Feel like Top Gear UK saying all that.


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Old 05-23-2014, 07:25 AM
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Did you replace the LCM with a new or used one? If used, was the mechanic able to code it to the car? Do you have a red dot next to your mileage now?
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Old 05-24-2014, 11:53 AM
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New Payed 560 for a new one to avoid any problems. New from the dealer. My dash has many die pixels I can't read anything I'm fix it in the never future to be able to read it. As far as I can tell no light I'm about to go to a junkyard to try to find new turn signals. My old pair of tail lights where cracked so I bought new none OEM turn lights they didn't fit right and fell out in the highway took the sockets with them. Anyone can show me where some reasonable priced turn signals?

& my new tail lights are LED if that changes anything.
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I'm a proud owner of a V12 BMW 750il 1998.
It was Made in 9/1997.
Fully equipped with sounds in the trunk.
Feel like Top Gear UK saying all that.


Thanks in advance for your help I appreciate it greatly!
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Old 05-24-2014, 04:53 PM
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Look on eBay that's were I found mine.


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Old 05-24-2014, 05:05 PM
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usually means that bulb is out....That's a 2 filament bulb...1 is out
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Old 05-24-2014, 07:05 PM
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Look on eBay that's were I found mine.


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I when to a junkyard today and found a bunch of little parts I needed for my car never had the luck before. I grabbed both front sockets for the car got home plug them in
works perfect.

Now I just need the lens who did you get your turn lights from Swank350?

I looked at my car today in the space of the turn lights and see my fender is not conneted from the bottom of the front light. Where you have to slide a piece of metal to get the fender off. The new fender is not OEM. I've hear of sometype of puddy like clay I counld use to hold the fender in place. I feel that might be the problem of them not fitting the other side light fit fine.
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