Question about 1997 BMW 318
Do you think it is a fuse and if so where is the fuse box located for the brake lights?
I Just had the same problem. I found that the bulb socket was inserted in such a way as to cause a short which blows fuse 46 when you press the brake pedal. I also had some bulbs which didn't fit properly. I hope this helps someone out. Also when Fuse 46 blows, you can't start the car till you replace the fuse.
For those of you who don't know where the fuse panel is its on the left "driver's side of American BMW's under the hood nearest the windshield cover by a rectangular black plastic box. It snaps open from the front side.
I took out the whole light assembly and cleaned it and replace all the mismatched bulbs with the correct ones, to be sure I fixed my problem for good. Check control now reads "ok"
All this refers to when you press the pedal all the brake lights stop working and you control center says brake circuit failure.
Posted on Aug 29, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
look up above your brake pedal and you will see the switch.. It will either between the firewall and the pedal arm (switch moves in when you brake).. Or it will be between the pedal arm and the dash (switch moves out when you brake)
Posted on Oct 08, 2009
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