Hello, I have a 1996 bmw and one of the back lights wont turn on..i tried replacing the bulb but i still have the same problem..i have been thinking about buying the whole back light but im not sure.

Asked by Dec 16, 2013 at 07:47 PM about the 1996 BMW 3 Series

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Also none of the service lights work..i
am so desperate i cant drive at night..

2 Answers

try refreshing the chassis ground...follow the black battery cable to where it attaches to the chassis/frame...undo the bolt and with a coarse wirebrush clean that lug 'till shiny...and the spot on the chassis where it connects to assure good ground to the lights~....and be sure that your battery is newer than five years old~

So it's not necessary for me to buy the backlight? Also the metal plate of the light has fallen off

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