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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 01-22-2006, 08:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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my left blinker apparently isn't working (according to the douches who inspected my car). every now and then it works and then doesn't. how do i fix this?


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Might be the flasher relay or the actual flasher stalk.

Both are accessed under the steering wheel, the black bottom cover.. remove that and bust out with a multi meter @ the relay and the pins on the control stalk. Track down where power isnt reaching. Otherwise its common for one side not to work ebcause on an e30 someone forcibly put a blinker bulb in the wrong direction and it fucks the system up. Check to make sure the front bumper bulbs are installed in the correct positions too.
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ok i nned to fix the relays on most of my lights, well just the left fog and one of the brake lights, how do i go about doing this.???
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Could also be as simple as a dirty contact on the bulb. Take out the bulb and make sure the contacts are clean (no green, black, or white crusty stuff) Dielectric grease can be a bad thing too although it keeps out water to an extent, old grease can become hard & crack holding water in as well.
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