I have replaced the bulb housing a year ago but the bulbs burnt out recently. I tried new bulbs in all three sockets but did not work. There is a recall for this issue but it appears to be years 2002 to 2005.
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2001 BMW 325xi Question: My back rear lights driver side started working intermittantly and now are out.
Answer #1Autohaus Lake Norman from Autohaus Lake Norman, January 10, 2013, 20:10Journeyman
Some of these cars have an updated harness, which adds an additional ground to the lamps, to help prevent the sockets from overheating.
Answer #2jgunn84 April 18, 2013, 08:37Rookie
use bulb grease. left or right tail lamp? stoped my problem