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Old 01-23-2024, 10:30 PM
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Originally Posted by EODguy View Post

True, but I wasn't sure if it's linked through the top bulb of the brake light since they only come on when the switch is on for rear fog and at least running lights.

Is cross feed even possible?
Only if the loom is shorted or the LCM has shat the bed...
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Old 01-24-2024, 12:22 AM
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Originally Posted by wpoll View Post
Only if the loom is shorted or the LCM has shat the bed...
Great now I know what will be my next unscheduled problem.....

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Old 01-24-2024, 11:55 AM
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This could also be the shitty tail light sockets that degrade. I have fixed a set and rotate it in across both X5's. By now, sockets in all three sets have been repaired with new solder.

My 1st indication that the problem has returned is that when fully turned to full lock in the tail light socket, the upper light will not burn and I get a check tail light message. If I then back the bulb by the very slightest, the bulb will burn and the error goes away. That's my signal that the metal ring at the socket in the tail is ready for repair.
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All kinds of things can happen if there is the wrong bulb in the socket or a problem with the socket itself.
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