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3rd Center Stop brake light is not working. I replaced the…

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3rd Center Stop brake...

3rd Center Stop brake light is not working. I replaced the light and brake switch above the brake petal. Still no luck what could be the problem?i can not locate a related fuse. Help thanks

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the brake fluid? How's the level and when was it last changed?

Brake fluid is good. I speaking about an electrical issue.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car?

2007 BMW X5

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your X5 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes I am. 3rd Center Stop brake light is not working. I replaced the light and brake switch above the brake petal

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No that’s basically it. Thanks

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: BMW
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I also test the old light and new light with wires directly off the battery and they both work. So I’m returning the new one I just purchased. Where is the fuse for the top Center LEDBrake light ??
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BMW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok I’m waiting
BMW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

there isnt a fuse for the third brake light. unplug the trailer module on the right side of the rear compartment and see if it works

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok I’m not at the vehicle until this afternoon ... any other ideas / options to try or look at until I get there ?? How long will you be available today ?
BMW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

Ill be on all day. the voltage generates from the footwell module on the left side footwell

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Wht is that module? I’ve seen it when I removed the kick panel... I was looking for a possible bad ground... I also realize the switch is a haul effect switch... is there anything that maybe missing from the brake arm to activate it, when pressing on the brake? It’s just a small metal plate that’s moves close and away from the switch when pressing and releasing the brake petal.
BMW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

everything you always wanted to know about the module

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BMW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

theres more, just so you understand how it works

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BMW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

if the brake lights in the tail light assemblies are working then nothing is wrong with the switch

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok... if I pull the trailer module and it doesn’t fix it. What next?
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Where is the trailer mod connector located exactly again please... can u send a pic ?
BMW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

standby

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BMW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

trailer module

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
It has no trailer hitch. What could it be? The control module?
BMW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

it doesnt need a hitch to still have the module, did you locate it or does it not have one?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I couldn’t locate it
BMW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

then I would suspect the footwell module for sure

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
What is the footwell module?
BMW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

hows it going?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Not fixed. It must be the foot week module. Can I try one from a salvage yard? Is it swappable with out programming?
BMW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

it needs to be programmed if new. I'm not sure it does if already in a vehicle. give it a shot

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BMW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

hows it going?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Hvnt got a used replacement to try yet. I’ll let you wht happens when I do the swap.
BMW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

ok

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