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    The fault lights for my rear indicators constantly appear on the dash. I have replaced both bulbs and the lights went out for a day or so then came back on. One indicator also activates very quickly then goes back to normal after a few seconds. I have swapped bulbs around and again the problem goes away then returns. The bulbs are the right ones for the car. Any ideas guys? One indicator metal contact in the bulb housing appears alittle indented if you will so could this be the problem? Any ideas of what to clean the contacts with to eliminate this possible problem?
     
     

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    Common fault Ian, have a look at http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=533309

    Had to do the DIY on mine last month, but have since got the BMW repair kit from Steve23002 (cheers ) sadly not got round to fitting it yet.
     
     

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    Hi all. I'm wanting to do the DIY regarding the faulty rear light problem caused by the inadequate brown ground wire. Just examined mine and both connector and plug have signs of burn. Could anybody tell me what type/size terminal and wire i should buy to complete the parallel ground DIY please?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie View Post
    Cheers Ronnie that thread has a link, posted by yourself, to a TIS "Poor Connection at Rear Lamp Connector" repair document.
     
     

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