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Old 09-21-2016, 02:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Fifty150hs View Post
10 cents of solder will solve your problem. After replacing three tail light assemblies. I found the solder fix, applied it to a problematic tail light assembly. Problem solved. Put a dab of solder on the tail light housing where the bulb housing rests. The problem isn't corrosion it's poor contact which causes shorting that damages the connection. The solder provides a better, solid connection. Problem solved. Ten cents.
This solution works well for the burnt bulb contact problem, which affects all model years.

There are significant differences in tail lamps wiring and operation between pre-facelift and facelift X5 models - unless you want a bunch of trouble, stick to lights designed for your year/model.
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