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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 12-30-2003, 05:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi again - the last person who had the car disconnected the light from the speedo housing - I connected it back up and the light now stays on - surprise surprise.

Any idea what to look for ?? - 1988 325 - black bumpers etc
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Old 12-30-2003, 07:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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First WAG is check the alternator output.

If less than 14 volts the ABS will alert.

Here are two diagrams from an e24 so the fuses are not the same.

http://members.roadfly.com/kcroncarter/etm160.htm


http://members.roadfly.com/kcroncarter/etm161.htm


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Old 12-31-2003, 01:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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well... obvious question is... "does the ABS really not work, or is it just a faulty indication"

if it doesn't work, most common reason is the relay under the knee bolster... pretty easy fix. if the ABS doesn't work, let us know & we'll take it from there
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Hi again - thanks for giving me some pointers - this is my first attempt at a BMW - more at home with a Cooper 'S' !!! - The old not new !!

Braking hard - I got some pulse - although I also believe I had some lock up on one wheel - which would indicate a sensor not working - will clean the sensor plugs tomorrow and see what happens then
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hey guys i was just under my dash drivers side and trying to get my sdpeakers to work now my abs light is on as well and theres hella snow here and they do not pulse anymore could i have knocked the relay lose or anything like that? ghead
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