Check Brake Light message on 525i

Tiny
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  • 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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Tuesday, August 14th, 2007 AT 6:53 PM

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Tiny
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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?

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Wednesday, August 15th, 2007 AT 1:25 AM
Tiny
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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.

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Tuesday, August 21st, 2007 AT 9:59 PM

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