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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,770 miles

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2004 BMW 325 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 BMW 325 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 012009

325 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 59,770 miles


The contact owns a 2004 BMW 325xi. The wire that plugs into the driver side rear tail light harness burned which makes it impossible for the driver to alert others of his intentions regarding direction of travel and speed. Technical service bulletin # 10020856(exterior lighting:tail lights) summarizes the failure. The failure has not been remedied. The current and failure mileages were 59,770. Updated 12/09/09 the consumer stated the same failure happened on the passenger side. There was insufficient grounding which caused the burnout of the tail light wiring.

- Harrisburg, PA, USA

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