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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 04-21-2005, 01:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok so like 10 minutes ago, i start my car, and the rigth sig light on on solid, and in the check panel it says that tails and lic lights are out, but the lights work. the fuses all check out fine, any idea's if its a shot or where it would be?
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most likely the brake light switch by the pedal
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If you take out the indicator bulbs and the check panel fault goes then you’ve defiantly got a short but that could be anywhere alarms can hold on indicator circuits
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well im still getting contsant power to the park lights, ans sid lights. smoke started from underneith the dash board, but can't find any burns. it also shorted out the stereo some how and blew the fuse.


any other ideas i've got this damn thing near stripped and can't find any shorts
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well im still getting contsant power to the park lights, ans sid lights. smoke started from underneith the dash board, but can't find any burns. it also shorted out the stereo some how and blew the fuse.


any other ideas i've got this damn thing near stripped and can't find any shorts
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go into the fuse box and start testing with a multimeter for shorts.
start big(main fuses) and go small(individual circuits powered off that fuse thats drawing power when it shouldn't/drawing too much current).
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