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#1 (permalink) Old 02-04-2013, 03:49 PM
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Blinking light & Something Running?

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I'm a newbie here with my 1st BMW, a 1996 328i convertable. I have a red blinking light (LED?) next to the volume control on the radio, so what is it and what is it telling me? There is another light just to the right of the conv. top switch, what is that for?
Secondly, if I listen real close, it sounds as if I have a fan running at a very low speed. I pulled the fuse for the blower motor and it remained running. Do I have some sort of secondary ventilation fan or ??

I have looked all thru my owners manual without luck. The car has been running great ( 80k miles, knock on wood ). Any help would be appreciated.
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I think I may have found out what is running. Aparently there is some sort of timer controlled independant ventilation that eventually turns off, and that's the thing I hear running. I think the blinking red light (led) next to the radio volume control has something to do with the alarm system. When I'm driving the light is off, no need for an alarm I guess?
I'm still looking for more info, the manual that came with the car leaves alot to be desired.
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If the car suffers a power disconnect the radio features a code that must be entered prior to the owner using the radio as an anti theft measure. You will see "CODE" displayed on the OBC should this happen. The vehicles actual alarm light is located in front of the shifter near the cigarette lighter.


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Thanks Lord Vader, no problem with the radio so far. It is just strange about that blinking led next to the volume control that goes away when I drive the car. The other one is to the right of the convertable up/down switch, and I've yet to see it on ! Maybe that is the vehicle alarm?
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Their is a LED right next to the cigarette light and the heated seat buttons, that is for the main vehicle alarm. It only ever comes on when the alarm is activated by the remote.


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Find the radio code before you have to disconnect the battery, mine was written in the radio owners manual.


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