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REPLACE BRAKE LIGHT BULBS - 328I

1999 BMW 328

Electrical problem
1999 BMW 328 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 132000 miles

My son's rear brake lights(left and right, not the center one) are not working. I checked the fuse and it is ok. I went to check the bulbs by looking in the turnk area but cannot figure out how to get at the bulbs. There is a big black plastic cover that I cannot seem to take off. Any suggestions?

Frank
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Falvarez
June 13, 2009.



Is it an E-36 or an E-46? The plastic cover has either a snap or a quick turn, I cant tell from cyberspace. Also inspect for possible wiring damage at the trunk lid wiring feed harness, it is a source for issues in lighting and trunk access.

Dr. Hagerty
Jun 13, 2009.
Dr. Hagerty,

Thank you Dr. Hagerty for answering me so quickly. It is an E46. The only thing I noticed are some small and 2 large black snaps similar to what BMW uses to secure the liner under the hood. Not sure if that helps any. I tried removing a few of them but the plastic cover did not appear to become loose.

Frank
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Falvarez
Jun 14, 2009.

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