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    Hello all,im new on here and posting for my other half who has just bought a BMW.When he puts the car into reverse it blows the reversing light fuse,he has checked the wiring loom through the boot which seems to be intact,and he has changed the reversing switch on the gear box with a new one.It's still blowing the fuse.Would anybody please be able to give us any pointers of what to look at next please as we are now at a loss as to what we can do next.Thank you.
     
     

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    Try unplugging the wiring from the lights then put it in reverse and see if it still blows. That will tell you if the problem is in the wiring or on the light unit itself.
    Also, check the connections on the wiring plugs at the lights to make sure there's been no overheating/melting.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by gildersol View Post
    Try unplugging the wiring from the lights then put it in reverse and see if it still blows. That will tell you if the problem is in the wiring or on the light unit itself.
    Also, check the connections on the wiring plugs at the lights to make sure there's been no overheating/melting.
    Thanks will pass that info on and get him to look at that.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by gildersol View Post
    Try unplugging the wiring from the lights then put it in reverse and see if it still blows. That will tell you if the problem is in the wiring or on the light unit itself.
    Also, check the connections on the wiring plugs at the lights to make sure there's been no overheating/melting.
    Hi Gildersol,my other half has isolated the lights and the fuse still blew,cant see anything wrong with the connectors either,so we are still at a loss as to what it could be,any more suggestions would be greatly appreciated,thanks.
     
     

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    Is it fuse 26 (10A) that keeps blowing?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NealP View Post
    Is it fuse 26 (10A) that keeps blowing?
    Hi NealP it is that fuse yes,sorry didnt see your reply sooner havent been on for a while im hoping you see this reply.
     
     

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    You need to check the wiring between the reverse switch and the lights for damage. The wire in question is blue/yellow in colour
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by gildersol View Post
    You need to check the wiring between the reverse switch and the lights for damage. The wire in question is blue/yellow in colour
    Thanks again Gildersol,will get him to check that tommorrow.
     
     

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