Tail lights out on one side


Asked by Jan 15, 2014 at 02:51 PM about the 2001 BMW 3 Series

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The tail lights are completely out on the passenger side of the car. I checked the bulbs
and they're fine. The fuses are good too.

What could be the problem?

2 Answers


the brake switch by the pedal was the problem with mine

Luke Merry

the earth line in the plug to the globe holder can frequently burn out, its possible to hard wire a replacement earth to rectify it

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