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  1. 1997 E36 318is - sidelight not working 
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    As above really.....the passenger side sidelight has decided to give up the ghost. It used to come on if I wiggled the back of the bulb a little, where it would be fine for a few days before I would have to do it again. Now it does not want to illuminate at all. The full beam still works through it, but just not the side light function.

    I'm entirely sure what to look for, as its only a couple of wires and eveything seems solid. It might well be a break in the wire, but how do I test it? And which wire would it be??

    Any help will be appreciated, as the MOT is coming up in a little while, and I dont fancy being stung by a garage for such a minor problem.

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    Have you checked the buld housing to make sure that moisture hasn't corroded the contact with the bulb?
     
     

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    yeah everything is fine and clean. still stumped.
     
     

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