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Couple of simple questions

1. I have a 94' 325is and the heated seat on the passenger side turns on then turns right off like 5 seconds later. I push the button on the counsel and it turns red just like it is suppose to but then i turns right off in a few seconds. Anyone know what is causing this?
2. Where is the light bulb for the lights switch? Where you turn on my lights is not illuminted when i turn my lights on. Does anyone know where i find the bulb for that so i can replace it?
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First one.... I'll get back to you... I'll look it up in the Bentley...

Second one.... which light are you speaking of? There is no light bulb for the light switch it self...

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1. I have a 94' 325is and the heated seat on the passenger side turns on then turns right off like 5 seconds later. I push the button on the counsel and it turns red just like it is suppose to but then i turns right off in a few seconds. Anyone know what is causing this?
2. Where is the light bulb for the lights switch? Where you turn on my lights is not illuminted when i turn my lights on. Does anyone know where i find the bulb for that so i can replace it?

dont know about #1 but #2 check pelicanparts.com or just call them...

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First one... The entire system consists of this

You have two fuses in the front distribution box...

Fuse No. 23 and Fuse No. 4

Check No. 4... as both power sources go to a unloader relay... so if the sure is burnt... the other might power for a few seconds then realize it cant power everything.

The power then goes to your drivers and passengers heater switch...

It has a min/max inside of the switch... and then that power goes to the seat back heater and the seat heater... check all connections with the switch... everything.

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where you turn on the lights to my car is suppose to be illumiated like the rest of the interior of the car....that amber red color. It has not been lighitng up for some time now and i dont know how to fix it
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Yes it is. Just make sure to check all your fuses. Since it's an insolated area i'm thinking it might jsut be a blown bulb...which ive never personally heard of in that location.


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The bulb in the light switch burns out quickly since it is on all the time. Whenever the car is on, it is on.

PN: 61138360844

You will need to remove the light switch and disconnect it from the light switch harness. Im trying to find my diagram....

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The PN (#18) above is for the bulb.

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Yeah too bad they didn't use an LED in there....





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Bmw didnt know what an led was prior to late model e46's. They are slow to get with the program on some technologies. Case in point.. cassette players. I never checked, but I wouldnt be surprised if you could still get one in an e90.

to answer the first question, the heating element may be burned out, the circuit does a self test, sees that it isnt making a full connection and turns itself off again as a safety measure.

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Replaced with LED ....

I went out and looked at my kids car and it was burned out too. I temporarily replaced it with a Sylvania 2721 bulb (stock type) but I ordered about ten #74(they replace the stock 2721 bulbs...) white LED replacement from these guys at Super Bright LEDs online....

http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-b...=5344473.18313.







I also ordered some 3022-4w LED "Festoon" bulbs

to replace the glovebox, courtesy and license plate bulbs. They were cheap enough I figured I'd go ahead and do as many as I could find. I even ordered a handfull of the #194 LEDs for sidemarker and various other uses.

You can always find uses for those little bulbs. They run cooler and last forever.





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Interesting... a LED for the old lights.... thats news to me...

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