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post #1 of 11 Old Aug 13th, 2013, 1:13 am Thread Starter
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Trunk light question

Seems my trunk light only worked for about a month after I got the bike. Could have swore it came on when you opened the trunk but don't see a door switch. Thought maybe it has a built mercury switch. Also it isn't to obvious how to pop the lense out to check it.
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post #2 of 11 Old Aug 13th, 2013, 3:04 am
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Seems my trunk light only worked for about a month after I got the bike. Could have swore it came on when you opened the trunk but don't see a door switch. Thought maybe it has a built mercury switch. Also it isn't to obvious how to pop the lense out to check it.
Depends on year model of your bike, whether or not a trunk light is lit upon opening the lid. Early model years had the light manually operated by the slide switch similar to the dash light. I'm not sure of the model year when a change wuz made to a plunger type switch that activated the light when the trunk lid wuz raised.
With regard to checking the bulb in the vanity light fixture, you can remove the lens by inserting a small-blade screwdriver into the opening on the side of the lense and prying it out - same procedure for the dash light. You'll see the bulb snap-fitted to the back of the plastic lens. HTH.
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Re: Trunk light question

My 2003 LT has a plunger switch at the right rear corner of the lower case and a slide switch on the lens. It only gets power when the key is at ACC. or ON positions.

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That may be the reason BMW was so helpful by supplying a little bitty flash light in the accoutraments dept..................



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Yup it will not work until you turn on the ignition to at least the ACC position. at least my 03 works that way.

Still can not figure out why the switch has 3 positions. On, Off, and more off?

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That may be the reason BMW was so helpful by supplying a little bitty flash light in the accoutraments dept..................
No no that little flash light was to check your oil window... you cant see the oil window without it...
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Yup it will not work until you turn on the ignition to at least the ACC position. at least my 03 works that way.

Still can not figure out why the switch has 3 positions. On, Off, and more off?
I always like the part where you get off the bike. Pull the key and get to the truck to look in and try to turn the light on and then have to put the key back and turn it one spot to ON, so you can tun the light on in the trunk... wow..
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No no that little flash light was to check your oil window... you cant see the oil window without it...

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On my 2003, the slider switch has 3 positions : off, manual on or automatic on when openned.
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Imagine how small you would need to be to utilize that manual override "on" setting.


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Yup it will not work until you turn on the ignition to at least the ACC position. at least my 03 works that way.

Still can not figure out why the switch has 3 positions. On, Off, and more off?

Think of it as ON, Accessory and OFF. Why they used "R" I'll never know. You can turn on the radio in "R" but everything should be dead when you have it all the way off (bars locked). Just don't go too far and put it in park and run the battery down with the lights.

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