Well, first off I should say hello. My name is Ed Randall. I am new here. I own a 1985 318i that is having some problems. If there is anyone that could help me, it would be great.
I was installing a new stereo into the car when all of these electrical problems started. The stereo worked fine when finished, but then the windows wouldn't roll up. I first checked all of the fuses and relays (all of the relays up front w/the fuses) all checked out ok. So I uninstalled the stereo, to make sure there were no bare wires that might have shorted out something; nothing. I then took apart the center console to get at all of the wires to see if something got disconnected; once again, I saw nothing that seemed to do anything. (There was a white wire with two connectors that didn't seem to go anywhere. Don't know what that is all about). I then saw two more relays behind the control panel (fan, heater, AC,etc) and they seemed to be ok (don't know how to check relays, besides switching them around). After all of that I am no closer to getting my windows, Fan, AC to work.
ghead. If anyone can help, any kind of help, it would be much appreciated.
OH, the AC, and Fan worked until I started to uninstall the stereo, it was the Windows that were the first problem.