Question about 1997 BMW 328
I recently replaced my stock tail light assemblies with LED assemblies. I am now getting tail and brake light failure messages on the Check system. I have heard that I need to install a resistor to keep the Check light from detecting the LEDs. How do I do this and does this sound correct?
I have never heard of this particular problem however my experience has taught me that generally with led's you have to make sure you have a good clean ground. led's draw more amprage in the circuit and if the ground is weak it will back feed this is what is most likely setting off the fault light. a quick fix is to just add a ground to the harness. hard wire a white 12 gauge wire to the main harness on both sides and then you can connect the wire to the metal of the trunk with self tapping metal screws. this will give you a good clean ground. this will do the trick.... [please rate this
Posted on Oct 01, 2008
My brake lights wont work on my bmw328 i. two of them did work... i tried to fix the one that didnt work now none of them work and when i change a fuse it burns out... how much will it cost?
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process for replacing tail light bulbs is the same in all models. If
you have a burnt-out tail light bulb, you may need to replace the
brake light, the reverse light or the turn signal. The procedure to
replace each of the bulbs is the same.
1. Open the Hummer's rear swing gate. This will expose the edge of the vehicle's tail light assembly. You'll see two small Phillips head screws that hold the tail light assembly in place. Put on your gloves.
Remove the two screws from the tail light assembly. Pull the tail
light out and inspect the back for two bulbs. The top bulb is the
brake light and turn signal. The bottom bulb is the reverse bulb.
Determine which bulb you need to replace.
the tail light into its cradle. Hold it with one hand and replace
the Phillips head screws with the other.
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