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  1. 1999 E39 Is this a wiring harness problem? 
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    Just found this electrical forum. Great! I have a problem here that I'd be grateful for some help with!

    A couple of weeks ago the RHS headlight leveller motor stopped working.

    Tonight the RHS sidelight stopped working. The bulb is OK.

    The sidelight & leveller motor wires are both in the same wiring harness, and I'm worried that there might be a broken wire or the likes.

    The harness is routed down below the headlight, then up along the RHS wing within the engine compartment, then disappears into the pollen filter area.

    Has anyone dug into this wiring harness (or any wiring harness) before - how do I do it? Some of the tape seems to be the material-reinforced type, it sure doesn't unwind easily.

    Any Tips would be most welcome. The LCM knows there is a problem with the sidelight, it turns on the indicator light instead.

    Thanks,
    Greg.
     
     

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    If you pull the connector of the motor or side light then check to see if power is getting there.

    If not do period checks back along the wires with a pin pushed through the wire coating to see where it stops.
     
     

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