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7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)

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Old 09-29-2010, 01:09 PM
Jim Hughes Jim Hughes is offline
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Check brake lights

The check break light flashing on when there is no problems. I have heard two things, one replace the tail light, the other is I have grounding problem. What is the thinking here? Thanks Jim Hughes
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Old 10-02-2010, 02:57 PM
sealbeach740 sealbeach740 is online now
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Did you double check to make sure it isn't the middle brake light (on the lower part of the rear window)? Many of us forget to check the 3rd brake light.

Also, on the earlier e38s, there is a common problem of corrosion on the brake light sockets. Check yours & maybe use some fine sandpaper if you see corrosion.
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