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It sounds as though you have a corroded earth connection on the rear lights causing a few of your problems.I'd start by getting a friend to sit in the car and with the sidelights on get them to press the brake pedal(with the ignition on).You will probably find that you have a nice christmas tree effect going on,to add to this get them to put the hazards on at the same time
If all the earths to the rear seem OK,then check the earths on the footwells and around the engine bay.
I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
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2004 Saab 9-5 HOT Aero and a 2001 Audi A3 1.8 Turbo