in my 92 325is my number 46 fuse keeps blowing. when i start the car, its fine, but when i press in the clutch, my fuel and temp gauge needles go down to nothing. but the car runs fine, until i turn the car off and try to start it again, and nothing....fuse BLOWN. now i noticed that the 46 fuse also is for the brake lights, which tonight they did go out.....do i have a short somewhere, i have never had this happen before, and i dont want this to possibly get to something worse.......
well. I have a similar problem which I have believe has to do with the flasher relay. My brake lights stopped working, no turn signals working including those indicators on instrument panel, SRS stays on, both check engine lights as well. The problem is, as a new owner of BMW series, I cant locate the flasher relay. Do you know the location?
no not at the moment, i just got this car yesterday and i am still navagating around it, but if i do find it, i will post the location, i guess i will start with the flasher relay, keep post if u have some new info
what year is your bimmer papadude? i had the same exact problem in my 84' 318i and i replaced all the fuses that were blown under the hood but my blinkers still don't work. but anyway the relay in mine is under the steering column above the pedals.
I had the same problem... my brake light fuse kept blowing out.
I replaced the fuses and brake light bulb around 20 times, replaced the brake switch under the brake pedal and spent many hours in my garage wondering "what the F$%K is going on here?!!!"
Anyway, in desperation... I decided to remove and re-install the OEM brake lights for testing purposes. The problem went away... but I thought WHY? The new brake lights were working fine for months. So I re-installed the newer clear brake lights and "swapped" out the connector that HOLDS THE BRAKE LIGHT BULB. "This fixed the issue"
I then re-installed the "suspected bad brake light holder" and the fuse blew within 5 seconds.
So... in conclusion, my problem was the actual connect that holds the light bulb...
thanks for the info, hopefully this is the same problem i have, and this will surely save me a lot of busting my brains, i hope to get back the problem tommorrow and i will keep u guys posted on situation unlike hunter.
elektromanual_E36___3.pdf - Adobe Reader - download this file for future reference This has given myself alot of help - There are many diagrams, much more than any manual I ever purchased. Sorry for time delay, my email was so full
I went out to play with the taillights and to trance any loose/pinched wires on the bmw, found nothing really so i decided to play switch aroo with some new bulbs in the taillights and the thing stop blowing fuses and the brake lights return. I thought great, fixed, everything works. But later I came back and tried the turn signals and the right side worked and left did not, so i figured i messed something up in the left taillight went into order a new set, but i was still bored and decided to play some more, when i began playing again and switching i discovered a blown turn signal fuse, replaced it with new one but nothing, now i have no turn signals front, back, side and no brake lights, the turn signals on the dash do not even work. So now i am confused on what the issues are, i think there must still be a loose or pinch wire somewhere or maybe another blow fuse. or maybe it is the taillights still but i do not understand why it work fine for awhile stop blowing the #46 fuse and then started blowing the turn signal fuse, and now all the fuses are fine but i have nothing not even in dash display, what the hell is going on here.
Once the new taillights come I guess I will be playing some more, maybe the bulb connectors are bad, there could be some screwy wiring from the previous owners, who knows anymore.
My question is, is there another fuse panel within the car because all the fuses under the hood are fine, i have never owned a bmw but my previous cars have always had a seperate fuse box within the car itself and for the life of me I can not find.
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