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|3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.|
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Originally Posted by WarNox
i'd say u have electrical problems have a look in your fuse box, someone might have had a play with your fuses and connected a few together. Thats what happened to my car and now windows work 24/7.
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Originally Posted by spicer
I've got 24/7 windows as well.
But I know why... The power windows (all four) failed on my 92 318i. I found the central lock controller (behind glove box, to the right of the ABS controller) wasn't grounding the comfort relay. (Pin 9 on the smaller white plug from the lock controller to Pin 9 on the relay) There was continuity along the wire, so I figured the lock controller was fubar'd. I ran a wire from chassis ground to pin 9 on the comfort relay, so basically the system is always hot, and I will use the window cut off switch on the dashboard to cut power when I'm not in the car until I get around to replacing the central lock controller, or finding a ground source that is interrupted with the key off.
Someone has probably decided they didn't want to buy the $350 central lock module and perma-grounded your circuit as well.
Originally Posted by BMWJNKY
If the lights come on while you are driving it most likely needs a new drivers door catch. What has happened is the switch in the catch is going bad and the car thinks the door is open when it really isn't.
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