2001 E39 525i, Drivers side brake light not working.

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  1. 2001 E39 525i, Drivers side brake light not working. 
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    Hi, I have a 2001 525i and the drivers side brake light does not work. I've tried changing the bulb and it still doesn't work. I've even tried all the fuses, checked the central brake light and even swapped the bulb and holder from teh passenger side to the drivers side, and still the drivers side light will not work. I've checked the best I can (with limited knowledge) that all the wiring seems to be OK. I can't afford a costly garage bill and was hoping somebody maybe able to shed some light on the situation.

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    Andy.
     
     

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    Sounds like you are not getting power to that light. You need to check the wiring and earths, either with a multi meter, or a simple light with a probe on one end and another wire to earth, and test the wires back to a known live point.
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    might be possible to run the power from the other working light to the non working one,not ideal but others do it sometimes with aftermarket lights
     
     

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    Have you checked the metal contacts that the bulb holder contacts ground out on?
     
     

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    Test for power with a multimeter at the bulb connector. If you have check control/bulb out warning you must not steal power from the other cluster or bulbs as they are individually wired to the check module and you will continue to get a bulb out warning.
     
     

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