Mechanics

CHECK BRAKE LIGHT MESSAGE ON 525I

1952 BMW 525

I have a 2003 BMW 525i and I recently got the " CHECK BRAKE LIGHTS" message. I checked all the brake light bulbs, including the deck stop lamp and they all appeared fine and all the brake lights illuminate when the brake pedal is pressed. I didn't see any signs of corrosion in the brake light holders either. What could be causing this message and how do I get rid of it?

Barry
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E4bnav
August 14, 2007.



This fault is often caused by a connector corroding. Inspect all connectors and grounds and use only the BMW light bulbs. Repost if you need more help.
P.S isn't the car still under warranty?

Dr. Hagerty
Aug 15, 2007.
Unfortunately the warranty expired just prior to this problem (go figure). I did see another thread where this problem is usually fixed by replacing a switch behind the brake pedal. I think I will try that now since I haven't found any corrosion in the connectors.

Tiny
E4bnav
Aug 21, 2007.