Dead Passenger Side - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
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.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 10-17-2004, 06:55 AM
Neutral Member
 
Hypnogaja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 56
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hypnogaja is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
It seems as if the whole electrical system on the passenger side has become possesed!?

Power locks work and interior lights work ONLY if done from from the drivers side (i.e opening driver side door turns lights on, open passenger door=nothing.)

Power windows are dead on that side too (wont go down if I press any buttons), but I do notice my RPMs drop and my lights dim when I try to lower them.

So where do I start. Hope this doesn't take 3mos to fix. Refer to "318i not charging" thread if you know what I mean. :

1985 318i 4dr

212,540mi and still ticking!
Hypnogaja is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 10-19-2004, 06:35 PM
Neutral Member
 
wcleafs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Victoria BC
Posts: 88
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
wcleafs is an unknown quantity at this point
the problems could be related or could be seperate
obviously check the light switch in the door and see if it has continuity with an ohm meter.

the dimming of lights and rpm drop indicates a very good power drain, it is not a short but sounds like the power window motor is siezed or something. The dimming of the lights is a large current drain.

A good start would be the wiring diagram, identify the wires for the door light switch and test them in place. with the door closed it should show infinite resistance with it open it should show no or low resistance. if the resistance does not change then it is possible the switch is gone. take the switch out and jump the wires to see if they cause the light to go on.

as for the window motor check the wiring diagram and see if the leads connect to the coil of the motor. if so then that should be close to zero resistance if not it is a possible bad motor in that window.

Hope that helps

ghead

GO LEAFS GO
wcleafs is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 10-19-2004, 06:50 PM
1st Gear Member
 
leetman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Bellevue WA
Posts: 121
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
leetman is an unknown quantity at this point
the lockign and unlocking system on my car is possesed too....

no joke I wonder if ghosts specifically haunt old bmws.....?

<img src='http://img14.exs.cx/img14/7473/Sig41.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
leetman is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 10-20-2004, 09:25 PM
1st Gear Member
 
theratdude64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: SLC Utah
Posts: 115
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
theratdude64 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to theratdude64 Send a message via MSN to theratdude64
mebe your car had a stroke

I agree LOL my bimmer is freakin posessed too! ghead Givin me all sorts of crap i didnt even know could exhist

<img src='http://s89706284.onlinehome.us/bmwsig.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
82 320i 1.8 liter Automatic
86 Camaro 5 Speed

member of the wonders WTF is up with everyone being a member of sigs
member of the beasty engine club
member of the manual tranny club
member of the Utah Sucks Club
member of the V8 OWNS JOO Club
theratdude64 is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 10-21-2004, 03:56 AM
Neutral Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 98
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
draculia is an unknown quantity at this point
for the power window switches take them out and clean them. they are very easy to take apart, 4 little clips hold the bottom on. pull the bulbs off, and use a fine wire brush and some contact cleaner or whatever works for you. that should solve that problem.

for the door lights, there is a contact switch. most likely you are having the same issue with this, the contacts are dirty and corroded and not making a proper connection.

the power locks could be the same i guess, just check all the connections.
draculia is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 10-21-2004, 03:29 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
crxtorx7 is an unknown quantity at this point
crxtorx7 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E21, E30)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WTB: '88 325e Passenger Side Fender Enthuziast Looking For 0 10-19-2005 04:16 PM
Passenger Side Seat rb26 1,6,7,8 - Series and Mini Cooper 4 06-21-2005 07:41 AM
Passenger Side View Mirror puck 3-Series (E46, E90) 1 11-27-2004 04:56 PM
Passenger Side Mirror Question Exacc 3-Series (E46, E90) 0 04-19-2004 11:28 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome