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The only brake light that works is the one on the trunk lid

1992 325 i bmw one tail and both brake lights are out fuses are good and cannot find any breaks in the wires

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Clean ALL the contacts on the plastic housing for the bulbs. They are well known for furring up and causing faults.

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When we bought our car the only tail lights it had was the big one in the center, so i went to buy tail lights but they dont work when you step on the brakes if i remove them the brake light bar on the...

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