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  1. 1997 E39 528i - warning light on dash for lamp problem 
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    i have a 1997 528 se and i have just replaced the rear lenses for the newer clear indicator , and now when i put the key in the ignition a little ding noise is apparent and where it show a symbol of the car on the dash it shows a fault on rear light o/s i changed all the bulbs , looked for a loose earth but nothing , light stays on , but there is no fault with the lights as such !!! any ideas??
     
     

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    Are you using LED bulbs by any chance? Due to the low voltage it puts out, it causes the warning light to show on the dash

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    no mate just normal . it says in the manual on page 76that the symbol is for a defective third (centre) brake light but there all working unless there is 2 lamps in the 3rd brake light but it doesnt look like it to me
     
     

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