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    Hi,

    I recently bought a 2008 520D and I was driving on Motorway and it said rear right fog light had gone out.

    It then went off and came back after couple days. All off a sudden now all of the rear right lights have gone, Fog, break, indicator, etc.

    I think its a problem in the electrics but need help in finding a garage that wont rip me off. BMW in North London want couple hundred just to hook the car up and read it!
     
     

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    Have you checked the rear light plug where it goes onto the bulb cluster? Sounds like it could be a earth connection problem.
     
     

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    I have same problem as PURELIONZ and yes, the earth male in the cluster has practically burnt away. I made a temporary fix by pushing the female thru the plug until it touched what was left of the male.

    Are there any good threads that discuss communication with BMW (surely this is a design fault?), or ways to fix permanently, or good places to get replacement parts in the UK?
     
     

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    very simple job to replace the plug and fit repair wiring. the older 3 series you could attach a second earth to the bulb holder, im not sure if you can do this on the 5 series.

    i think auto's suffer a little worse, i suspect sitting on the brake pedal doesnt help.

    if you need a new bulb holder as well, its around £20 from the dealer so not the end of the world.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bmw techy View Post
    very simple job to replace the plug and fit repair wiring. the older 3 series you could attach a second earth to the bulb holder, im not sure if you can do this on the 5 series.

    i think auto's suffer a little worse, i suspect sitting on the brake pedal doesnt help.

    if you need a new bulb holder as well, its around £20 from the dealer so not the end of the world.
    Changed the holder and its the big LED eye at the top. Any ideas where I could get it at a good price ?
     
     

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