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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 12-22-2004, 03:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Since a couple of days, Fuse No 10 which mainly controls the following:

Seatbelt Warning
Service interval indicator
Tachometer/Fuel Economy Gauges
Gauges/Indicators
Brake Warning System
Back Up Lights
On-Board Computer
Injection Electronics
Active Check Control

The fuse being a 7.5A Fuse keeps on blowing off everytime being replaced by a new one.

I have tried looking for the electrical diagram on the net so as to trace where the problem could be coming from but in vain.

Could anyone PLEASE HELP !!!!

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Old 12-22-2004, 04:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This indicates a short circuit on any of the mentioned cirduits. I'd go first and check on the back up lights, injection electronics and then the seatbelts. To confirm it is nothing of the gauges u can simply detach the instrument cluster and check if it will still blow out or not.
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OK, i had the same problem and i was getting really pissed, so i just put in a 10 instead of a 7.5. haven't had any problems since
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Try pulling your shift boot up and then find the wire in there for the reverse light switch. Try to move the wire around so it has some slack going through the boot.

I did this with mine and it solved the problem.
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i believe the tach back lights, etc. are connected with the licence plate lights and the sidemarkers, check all of those since there may be come short... when my tach backlights went out, the licence plate as well as the sidemarkers stopped lighting....
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