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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 12-01-2004, 03:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Last night I hit a bump and lost my radio..clock...and the tack! Anybody know which wire I might have josseled loose? I can't figure it out!
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Old 12-01-2004, 06:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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yeah,
i just read somewares it may have been the batteries.

the computer keeps a set of batteries and when they go bad we lose those things, try searching on replacing the silly things, and symptomes.

let us know , are you losing more dash gauages more andmore ?
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Old 12-01-2004, 11:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 12-02-2004, 02:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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had the same syptoms (radio and tach went dead), and it was from a failed alternator. may be the prob. hope this help anyway
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nope ..alternator replaced. I'm sure it's a fuse or a wire that came loose. I was hoping you guys could tell me what color wire is the power wire for the stereo? Does anyone have a diagram for the fuse box? Mine doesn't have what anything is listed on it.
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fuses completely depend on your car.

for mine the fuel pump = 11

and just check every fuse.

it may be a good time to go out and invest 3dollars in 25 spares .

also check all the wires around your new alt, maybe the belt was too tight? and you blew up the brushes or something.?

use or barrow a ohm-meter and track down continuity. that will keep you from tearing apart things that are okay.

maybe even hit that same bump again ( only in reverse)./

good luck and let us know if you smell elect. smoke.

buy or barrow a fire extinguisher for a while too...
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Originally posted by Trob+Dec 2 2004, 07:35 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Trob @ Dec 2 2004, 07:35 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-pettas@Dec 1 2004, 11:40 PM
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nope ..alternator replaced. I'm sure it's a fuse or a wire that came loose. I was hoping you guys could tell me what color wire is the power wire for the stereo? Does anyone have a diagram for the fuse box? Mine doesn't have what anything is listed on it.
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thier is no alternator problem...lol Whoever put my radio in did a half ass job and a wire came loose. Just need to know what color wire provides the power to the stereo.
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rev counter ,mpg gauge ,interior lights ,cig lighter,glove box,on board comp , clock are all on the same fuse if this helps on my 325i 1988 the fuse is a 7.5 on No 21 fuse
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Originally posted by Trob+Dec 2 2004, 10:01 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Trob @ Dec 2 2004, 10:01 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'>
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nope ..alternator replaced. I'm sure it's a fuse or a wire that came loose. I was hoping you guys could tell me what color wire is the power wire for the stereo? Does anyone have a diagram for the fuse box? Mine doesn't have what anything is listed on it.
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thier is no alternator problem...lol Whoever put my radio in did a half ass job and a wire came loose. Just need to know what color wire provides the power to the stereo.
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BELIEVE it or not theres at least 2 wires that probide power to the stereo.

!. red useally powers the swithced on (with keys turned one click)
2. yellow useally powers the constant on. (for the clock and settings)
3 than Blue is for the power antennea or amplifier to turn on
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Thats the info I was looking for!! Thanks
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