Originally Posted by Superfry,Jan 11 2005, 12:36 AM
From what it looke like it is the turn light switch that needs to be replaced. Anybody had experience changing this switch?
Yes, I would second that the signal switch in the column needs replacing. Not sure how to do this, but I did want to point out that having the parking light stay on when the car is switched off is normal if you have that blinker switched on. It is a feature (apparently for the narrow streets of Europe). You can park the car and turn it off, then switch the blinker on to identify the side of the car when it's parked (just front and rear parking lights on one side come on). It will do the same with the left signal. I have actually used the feature once while parked on a very dark street.
So if for whatever reason the blinker thinks it is switced on, that feature will activate while the car is parked.
This feature is pointed out in the e46 tips and tricks post.
Well, anybody know the location of the flashers relay on the E46? Could it be a relay instead of the signal switch?