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    Hi,

    I am new to the site. I have just purchased a BMW 316ti Compact 04 yesterday. Last night I had some one knock on my door to tell me that the number plate light, rear lights and dash board lights were still on. This was a couple hours after we got home.

    After looking at it my husband disconnected the battery so they would switch off, when he reconnected the battery an hour later they were still on?

    Does any one know if this is a common problem? Or if it easy to fix? I have to admit my knowledge of cars is limited....any help will be greatly appreciated.

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    i would start by checking the loom where it enters the hatch...peel back the rubber boot and look for any broken insulation
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    Does everything else work, lights wise, when it's like this. As you just got it, can you take it back to where you bought it?
    It's a strange problem but the lights are controlled by an electronic module. You could try removing a bulb at a time to see if they go off at all in case there's a problem at any of the light fittings.
    If you get no joy with the wiring loom as 328Mark suggests, a BMW specialist should be able to read the fault codes from the light control module
     
     

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    Could be a dodgy light switch, as mentioned a read of the fault codes will soon bring up any faults stored.

    Earlier ones have the same problem.


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