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Brake light Out indicator will not go out on 1994 BMW 540i

So I changed the brake lights and the 1 brake light out indicator did not go away. I then reset the service lights by connecting pins 7 and 19. That worked and the fault cleared. Then I depressed the brake pedal and the fault came back. My brake lights are working just fine, so what do I do to make this indicator go away?

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  • sea_lion42 Jan 22, 2009

    Wow, I appreciate the responses. This thing has been driving me nuts. I'm pretty sure bmw_tech_38 has figured it out. I read his clarification and I ran out to double check. I've got a low profile brake light in the back window that I failed to notice, and it is not working. thanks!

  • Anonymous May 20, 2009

    same problem and yes all 3 are working

  • mark brown
    mark brown May 11, 2010

    have you got an eye level brake light in the rear screen? if so is this working?

  • Maher Jun 23, 2011

    So I changed the brake lights and the 1 brake light out indicator did not go away. I then reset the service lights by connecting pins 7 and 19. That worked and the fault cleared. Then I depressed the brake pedal and the fault came back. My brake lights are working just fine, so what do I do to make this indicator go away?
    I have the exact same problem, my bulbs are BMW authentic and all working? I also did the reset at least 3 times but I am still getting the 1 Brake light !!! help please, please


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Do it again, and again, if not, try disconnecting the battery negative terminal, with ignition key on and radio on, for four minutes and than connect terminal, back,do not panic when sparks come on wile connecting it. Turn ignition key off and start engine

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