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      12-23-2012, 09:16 AM   #1
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bulb failure warning

I think I've got it under control (wouldn't you know I'm doing a state inspection on 12/28 for Dec 2012?)--the error was cc-id 134. I pulled out both carriers, and moved the brake light bulbs from right to left, and the code changed to cc-id 136. So I'm pretty sure it's the brake lamp bulbs, nothing else (although of course, all the bulbs actually work).

I'm hoping that later today I'll pick up 921's which as far as I can see are w16w equivalents, and that the 921's cause the error to go away. Personally, I've always found it funny that Euro cars have bulb failure warnings before the bulb actually fails--it's like Tom Cruise in Minority Report.
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      12-23-2012, 09:26 AM   #2
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Yeah had that same issue on my 328 Coupe.
I do admit it was quite annoying and the bulb never went out, which was a year from that point, but the error went away.
I do remember it being very cold that day, but that's about it.
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My 07 335i coupe had the bulb warning light come on with the CC-ID 134 code (right rear brake). All the bulbs tested good and I moved them around but still had the warning light with the same code.

I replaced all of the 921 bulbs in the right tail light assembly and the warning light went out. For good measure I replaced all of the 921 lamps in the left side light assembly as well.

Looking at the bulbs some were blackened but still working. Early warning system I guess.
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      05-25-2013, 07:40 PM   #4
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Holy old thread... but I have had the same experience. Right side brake light error, one of the 921/W16Ws on that side was still working but very blackened, I replaced only that bulb and no more errors.

The only other bulb error I've had on the car was one of the angel eyes, and that one was burned out. Looking at the service history of the car though it looks like the dealership replaced a lot of light bulbs on the car.
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