Exterior Lighting Problems of BMW 535

BMW 535 owners have reported 26 exterior lighting related problems since 1996. Table 1 shows the 7 most common exterior lighting problems. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's headlights (11 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's exterior lighting (6 problems). For details of each of the problem category, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Exterior Lighting related problems of BMW 535

  Recently reported Exterior Lighting problems of BMW 535

The Headlights problem

Water condenses inside the front headlights impacting the performance of the lighting ssystem. Reported this when the car was new but was told it was normal. Since then I have found many others reporting the same problem   Read details...

The Exterior Lighting problem

Known safety concern due to broken wiring in e61 wagon hatch wiring. See this thread: https://5series. Net/forums/e61-touring-discussion-4/tailgate-wiring-harness-replacement-72751/   Read details...

The Turn Signal problem

Within 15 min of arriving home in said vehicle, wife started car in driveway to go shopping. Immediately, dense black smoke began pouring from under the dash. She turned the car off, but left key fob in column.   Read details...

The Tail Light Switch problem

The contact owns a 2009 BMW 535i. The contact stated that the rear driver's side tail light failed. The vehicle was not taken for inspection and was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure.   Read details...

The Back Up Lights problem

Right rear brake light failure indicator on dash board turned on. Inspecting the light bulbs, all seemed to be in working condition. Fuses were also good. Found the ground wire pin and socket on the bulb holder burned out pretty severely.   Read details...

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