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I own a BMW X5 3.0 The rear lamp assy and tail lamp assy on tailgate were replaced due to rear end accident, repairs were made at the bodyshop. All the lights work but the computer keeps saying to check rear/brake light.

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Two possible problems ,if you tried to reset with the computor and that did not work then check the voltage on the bulbs are the same as the ether side,then reset again,hope that help,s

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Remove all blubs from rear lamp assy. check for any signs of corrosion[no matter how small] clean the contact surfaces with fine wet and dry or for larger areas clean and refill with solder,replace bulbs and test.

Posted on Jan 25, 2010


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