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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 08-26-2011, 10:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation Electricity Issues, HELP PLEASE!!!!!!

Ok so my 1984 318i is having some issues. I can't seem to get the interior lights, dash lights and side marker lights to turn off when I turn off the car, and the light switch is most definitely off!! Any ideas???
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Strange one, might be a bad ground. May be tough to track down...
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Got to be a faulty light switch or a faulty light relay!
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thanks, I will check both
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ok well i fixed the engine ground, that was broken, but that didn't help, so I will check the switches.
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Turns out that I had messed up the wiring when I put in my new radio, I had put on a wire that wasn't needed for this one, but lit up the old one when the lights were on, so it was powering the other lights by being attached o a hot wire. It all fixed with a little help from my grandfather. thanks you all for helping out.
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Another crime solved, well done Sherlock
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