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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 10-30-2005, 05:23 PM
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Help Please: Drivers Side brake light not working

My 318i drivers side brake light doesnt work. Passenger side and 3rd brake light work. It isnt the bulb. At one time i had altezzas and it still didnt work. Anyone have any ideas on what the problem could be. thanks
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Old 11-03-2005, 04:29 PM
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Could easily be the Brake Light Switch. It's a $20 part at most and you can change it or have any repair shop change it. Should take 45 minutes max.
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Old 08-30-2015, 11:25 PM
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bumping old thread... i have this issue can the switch cause just the drivers side we need a sticky on this
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Old 08-30-2015, 11:41 PM
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No. If the brake switch lights one side, it's not the switch.
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Old 08-30-2015, 11:56 PM
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guess ill be filing contacts sometime before dmv on tuesday and having tint done and tail lights wrapped friday then. ty i didnt think the switch could do jus one nor the fuse but bmw is greek to me so... had to ask and read a bunch of threads
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