This is probably the CRAP zinc coated sheet steel contacts BMW or rather Valeo?
use for cheapness.
The bulb holder actually sparks and burns a hole right through these crap steel
strips. I have done this on several rear lamp units.
Clean the damaged area with a dremmel type drill or a small file or anything
that will do the job
get a heavy duty soldering oron - I use a Weller 200watt gun type but anything
that will sustain a decent heat of 300+C
Solder the hole up and make good by flatting the contact area so the bulb holder
will still clip into place.
Boom Boom - one effective repair.
Note sometimes I had to us a thin strip of thin brass to repair the hole and
another time I used a thin pirse of steel cut from a computer back panel
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