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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 05-20-2014, 02:59 PM
Rami_M Rami_M is offline
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Parking Lamp Malfunction

Hi, I just bought my 2006 530i and it came with the error messages showing. I disassembled the light and got to the angel eye socket and saw that both sides weren't lighting up. I took the light bulbs out of the socket and only one of them was burnt out. The other was fine. What's weird is that from time to time for about 3 seconds, that side would light up then quickly shut off. I bought 2 LED bulbs (12V 10W) and put them in. They fit but they never lit up. I then bought 2 actual LED sockets (12V, 7W), plugged them in and still nothing. I followed the same steps as other people on this forum but I just can't get mine to work. I checked the fuse box and there is nothing wrong with that. Any ideas of what this could be? Could it be that only the stock philips 12082 light bulbs that BMW uses are the only thing that work on this?
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Old 07-26-2014, 08:51 AM
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I don't have an answer for you but kno your not alone I'm looking for answers also


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Old 07-26-2014, 09:35 AM
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I actually found the answer. It's a dead wire. The fuse is fine but there just isn't any current flowing through the wire. I hope this helps you
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:30 AM
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So what should I do @rami_m


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Old 07-26-2014, 10:43 AM
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First make sure that it is a dead wire. Remove the angel eye socket from the wire and have someone test it. If it is a dead wire, which it probably is, then you need to take it to someone or the BMW dealership to rewire it
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