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mate bmw2005 x5 e53 number plate lights stay on and upper

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Hi mate bmw2005 x5 e53 number plate lights stay on and upper rear side lights come on flicker then go out
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I would check for any kind of wiring damage or fraying where the wiring leaves the vehicle body and enters the tailgate, and also for any melting or burning at the bulb sockets
If nothing is found, this is most likely a failed light module (aka lamp control module)
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