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  1. 2000 E46 318i - brake lights stuck on, please help 
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    Firstly hello this is my first post, i have a v reg e46 318 4 door, my brake started coming on by their selves a few times, over the last few weeks it got worse, i took it to a friend who said its the brake light switch so oredered it for me, it turned up but was wrong one, apparently its not one of the usual 2 but some other strange one, anyhow he managed to get one but now brake lights are stuck on all the time even if i put old one back in but not getting lights on dash now to say something is wrong with lights, also the horn and stereo stopped working a while ago but no fuses seem to be blown, any help much appreciated, thanks
     
     

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    Has the brake pedal switch been adjusted? the centre pulls out so you can set the distance up correctly to the brake pedal.
     
     

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    as far as i know it was just pushed in, is there a certain distance it has to be? thanks
     
     

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    also its not a plunger type its just a flat fronted thing if that makes sense
     
     

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    Number 11 here, http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...86&hg=35&fg=05

    Did you get a switch for a Auto car? and have you tried pulling out the switch rod on your old switch or new one?
     
     

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    i should imagine it is for an auto as my mate gave bmw the reg when ordering part, what do you mean by pulling out switch rod? it looks nothing like the one in pic as it has no plunger, just like rectangular shape with grooves down side and 4 pins to plug switch in
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by gooner49 View Post
    You see the serrations along the side, that is where the switch can be adjusted in relation to the pedal.
     
     

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    i have tried pushing switch all the way in and lights stay on permanant and also taking right out but still the same
     
     

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