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  1. 1997 E36 323i - Hi level brake light 
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    here's a new one for you guys:
    my hi level brake light is faint and when i press the brake pedal the odometer display goes faint. Weird...
     
     

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    Check the bulb holders are correctly twisted "home" and that you have the right bulbs (Common error is single filament bulb in double filament holder) after that check the bootlid wiring as this cause all sorts of lighting gremlins....

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    oh right i'll check the bulbs, i put some in i had lying around but they could well be the cause
     
     

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    Ok I got a whole new set of bulbs (7 in all), all light up fine with the boot lid open. But they don't work as soon as the boot shuts! I found a little metal strip on the boot latch mechanism that,with the boot open and as long as it was touching metal,the bulbs lit up, but when i moved the strip away from any metal contact they didnt light up
     
     

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