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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 01-01-2011, 05:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Neither fog light has power but the fuses dont seem to have power either. guess i need to check the switch next?
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Is there anything else not working?
If the switch is easy to extract from the dash, that would be my next point of diagnosis.
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Bret----- I had no power to the switch either. I had what appeared to be the proper relays for the low beam and fog light circuits that sit adjacent to each other in the fuse box and swapped them out in a variety of ways, but nothing brought current to fuses 29 and 30 for the fog lights. As you can tell, Im no mechanic but sometimes dumb luck will suffice. The instrument panel is out of a junker and my gauges work except the odometer. I guess the fog lamps are the least of my worries because i have no back window, it is cold, and the upholstry guy said the top would have to be removed for a non-zippered window and it would cost $500. Gorilla tape and a semi-transparent floor runner lasted about one week.
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Download the ETM from this site:

http://www.wedophones.com/BMWManualsLead.htm

That will help you trace the circuit from the battery forward. With my son's 90 vert, I had to buy/install the fog light relay, replace both lamps, and ensure both fog light connectors in the engine compartment were making good electrical contact. It's been a consistent performer since.

Good luck sorting it all out,

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romeomike------many thanks for the website-----now if i cant get them going it will be entirely my fault-----i will go to pick and pull tomorrow for a variety of stuff ---will let you know if i ever get things sorted gary
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Download the ETM from this site:

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That will help you trace the circuit from the battery forward. With my son's 90 vert, I had to buy/install the fog light relay, replace both lamps, and ensure both fog light connectors in the engine compartment were making good electrical contact. It's been a consistent performer since.

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