New Ytest
Sign out
BMW E39 5-Series Forum |
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read  
Go Back   BMW E39 5-Series Forum | > BMW 5-Series (E39) Forums (1995 - 2003) > General E39 Discussions

Post Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-04-2024, 06:07 PM   #1

Drives: 2000 BMW 540i
Join Date: Feb 2024
Location: Texas

iTrader: (0)

2000 540i Tail Light Issue

Hi everybody, new to the forum so hope I'm doing this right. I have a 2000 540i and recently had a tail light start failing. Backstory is I believe 2000 was the last year the stock tail lights were halogens. Years ago I had them upgraded to LED which involved connecting the wiring to a transformer box (photo attached) made by Hella. After 15+ years, the passenger side box failed which brings me to my current predicament. In order to get the LED lights to work, I need to replace the transformer box, which is obsolete. I've scoured the internet and have been unable to find the transformer box. I found adapters that connect the conventional wiring to the LED lights, which make the lights work, but I am still getting the error code "Check Rear Light" and "Check Brake Light", plus the blinker hyperflashes due to the system not recognizing the current given off by the LEDs. Given I can not locate the transformer box, the only solution I see is to revert to the stock halogen lights with the orange lenses, which I am trying to avoid.
Attached Images
Appreciate 0
Post Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:48 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions Inc.,,,,,,,,, logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST