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Both brake lights do not work. Third brake light work.

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Both brake lights do not work. Third brake light work. Replaced bulbs
JA: Have you checked the brake fluid? How's the level and when was it last changed?
Customer: No. Haven't check fluid. Does low fluid cause bake light not work?
JA: What is the model/year of your BMW?
Customer: 2003 x5
JA: Are you fixing your X5 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Replaced bulbs. Yes
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 3 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 3 months ago.
LV99227
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Step by step no call
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Are you there Steve?
Expert:  Steve replied 3 months ago.

yes it takes time to draft a reply

Expert:  Steve replied 3 months ago.

Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you

this is a common problem on this model

the circuit board in the taillight assembly overheats and causes the housing to melt, damaging the circuit board

you will need to remove the bulb socket and then check for any melting where it touches the circuit board. If you find melting, the taillight assemblies need to be replaced .

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 3 months ago.
Ok
Expert:  Steve replied 3 months ago.

please do not forget to click on a positive rating

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
No melting found. I even replaced the sockets