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  1. 1998 E36 328i Brake light system fault 
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    I keep getting a Brake light system warning but when I check all 3 bulbs are working ??????????????????? I did recently replace both bulbs as one had gone and the other one was a twin element one but now every now n then this warning pops up n it's doing my head in gurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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    Check that the bulbs are the correct rating and are secure in the light fittings, then check the plug connections are clean and secure and the wiring looks ok. Otherwise it may be the brake light switch on it's way out.
     
     

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    common problem i belive mine comes up with that if i start my car with the foot on the brake it says brake light error on obc but they all work its the brake light switch it doesnt bother me becuase the lights all work and as i stated it only happenes to me when i start with my foot on the brake i turn car off the back on and its cleared.if you wanted to change the brake light switch its a cheap fix i think and there are lots of helpfull video walk throughs on youtube

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    i had this problem for a while the brake lights worked, then they packed up obc said brake circuit fault, and it was the switch, it also blew bulbs to start with, about 20 quid from my local dealer.
     
     

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    Mine was doing this repeatedly when I got it, thought I'd try spraying the brake switch with a bit of WD40 on the off chance that it might do something, and it hasn't happened again since.
    ~ Steve

     
     

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    clean up the contacts..
     
     

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