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My headlights and tail lights come on when car is started.

Customer Question

my headlights and tail lights come on when car is started. No turn signals, side markers, hazards.
JA: Have you checked the fuse for the headlight circuit? How are the bulbs?
Customer: bulbs are good and so are fuses
JA: Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: All were working fine and changed a tail light and everything is now not working
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: If possible
JA: Is there anything else important you think the BMW Mechanic should know about your BMW?
Customer: no
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 5 months ago.
Hello and welcome,
My name is ***** ***** it will be my pleasure to assist you today.
What is the last 7 of the vin?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
lp54631
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Are you there
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Hello, are you there?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
This is a scam right!
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Are you there Steve?
Expert:  Steve replied 5 months ago.
Hi, I stepped away waiting for the vin. I will reply shortly
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Steve . . when might you be back?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Steve why can I not get an answer from you?
Expert:  Steve replied 5 months ago.

when you say you replaced a tail light, do you mean the bulb or the entire assembly?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Just the bulb
Expert:  Steve replied 5 months ago.

I will provide an honest answer. I trust this will be appreciated. Please remember that a low rating PUNISHES me for being honest and that I receive nothing for my time until a positive rating is clicked.

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thank you for your attention to the rating requirement.

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what you need to do is to replace the bulb again with one purchased from a bmw dealer, and then check all of the wiring and sockets at both tail lights. there is an issue with low quality bulbs and also with melting / hot spot development at the tail lights.

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you should also check all fuses related to ighting if you have not.

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if all of this checks out then you most likely have a failed lamp control module which would need to be replaced.

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Please let me know if you have further questions. Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you. Best wishes with your vehicle.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I checked all that including several oem bulbs.
Expert:  Steve replied 5 months ago.

ok, then you need to replace the light module, as I said.

Expert:  Steve replied 5 months ago.

please do not forget to CLICK ON a positive rating

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I tried that as well
Expert:  Steve replied 5 months ago.

that would have been helpful info to have known. I will opt out of your question. Perhaps another expert will be able to help.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I cant read your mind. I told you when you asked.Why am I the bad guy? I spent my money asked my question and responded to all questions.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Click on a positive rating? You just gave me some smart *** response and said good bye, what is that?