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BMW e36 (1996) Brake light fitting broken. The metal innard where the brake light plastic unit snaps in is broken and so the plastic unit does not stay in place and thus aftr a bit of driving the globe no longer makes contact and thus does not work. How do I open the rear lights assembly so that I can solder wire to the brake globe unit?

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  • webdude2000 Aug 07, 2010

    Thanks, could not get the unit out as it seems stuck, so instead of trying to fix the fitting, I identified the brake wire and wired in a replacement fitting which now works perfectly.

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Hello! Remove the black cover of rear light assembly by rotating handle...Four nuts hold assembly in place...Remove nuts...Remove rear light assembly...You can now gain access to interior of light assembly to affect repair...

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