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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 03-02-2015, 05:27 PM
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3rd brake light socket with pigtail?

I need to replace my 3rd brake light socket. My socket looks like the 2 wires are permanently attached to the socket, (pigtail). The items I see on line do not have a pigtail. Can I get one with a pigtail?
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Old 03-02-2015, 05:38 PM
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You're supposed to be able to separate the socket from the pigtail. I did mine about a month ago. Wiggle it out, use a pick set if need be, but it's supposed to separate.
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Lots of information is to be had, with pictures, by typing /center brake light f3 in the bestlinks ...
- What to check if your cluster indicates a rear brake lamp out (1) & how to remove a melted center brake light (1)
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Old 03-04-2015, 03:16 AM
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Thanks ZD. I'll do that.
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