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    Hi everyone,
    Firstly an apology !....i didnt even realise i hadnt put any information about my mates car in my post when i initially posted ,i hope you will forgive this newbie error ? *S*.
    The fault is a totally non working n/s/r brake light on my mates E36 323i......i was wondering if there is a common fault with this model regarding this & could i just take a feed from the working o/s/r light ?
    Any help would be much appreciated !
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    Try checking the wiring where it passes from the vehicle to the boot, at the hinge point (N/S IIRC). Very common for breaking and causing all sorts of problems.

    What are the connections like where they plug into the light cluster, any signs of melting/corrosion?
     
     

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    Have you checked the fuses and also the bulb holder and bulb holder contact points? use a test light and check for power on the brake light wire for that side.
     
     

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    Thanks Kevin for the advice i'll check the boot wiring to make sure it's all as it should be *S*..........Thanks to Ronnie also ,is there a separate fuse for each side ?...i assumed both would be on one fuse & seeing as the O/S one is fine i figured that all was ok on the fuse side of things !...i'll check / investigate & let you know what i find , thanks again !

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    Hi all ,
    Going to spend some time this weekend trying to fix the non working N/S/R brake light on my mates E36 323i coupe , just wondered if there are 2 separate fuses (1 for each side).on this model & if anyone could tell me where they are located ??......im assuming there are separate fuses as the O/S/R brake light is still working !!....any help as always gratefully recieved !

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    See here for fuses and relay locations and what fuses operate what, 1994 E36 325i - Relays,fuses,fusebox,location
     
     

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    Did you ever get it sorted out? and what was the problem?
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    Hi Chris
    I did manage to figure it out ,it was a problem with the feed wire coming from the other side circuit board that goes across to the N/S/R unit .......linked a wire into the feed wire on the O/S board then ran a new wire across & cut out the old offending wire !...also found the bulb holder was a bit suspect as well but managed to sort that temporarily !

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