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e46, both rear number plate lights not working, 320D

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e46, both rear number plate lights not working, 320D

Postby tuf » Fri, 16 Apr 2010 21:44:15 UTC

Both rear number plate bulbs havent been working lately, nt sure since when tbh as it was just noticed today... Replaced both number plate bulbs with new ones but still the same problem and not working.

when i searched found others had similar problem but there bulb housing had corroded, ours isnt corroded so im baffled as to why both have stopped working....tried looking for a fuse so there isnt a fuse either..

If anyone has experienced similar problems your help/tips/advice would be great.

I was thinking if it isnt solved, il get some bulb holders, fix them in, and have some wires coming from the rear light cluster, so when headlights and rear light cluster lights up, the new bulb holder (new rear number plate light) will light up aswell...

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Postby paul1971 » Tue, 03 Aug 2010 21:36:15 UTC

check the wire loom between boot and body. pull back the black sleeve and i bet you find the wire has perished.

I had the same thing, found half the wires bare

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