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#1 (permalink) Old 08-22-2009, 01:26 AM
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Turn signal switch replacement

The turn signal switch needs replacement on my 99 323i. The right turn signals are continuously on until I either activate the left signals or the hazard switch. I have encountered similar problems with my 2002 and easily replaced the turn signal switch. How do you remove the steering column covers? Can this be done without touching the air bag mechanism? Does the horn and steering wheel have to be remove? Is this a DIY task or should I prepare to spend a couple of hundred at the local BMW dealer for a day's work?
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The turn signal switch needs replacement on my 99 323i. The right turn signals are continuously on until I either activate the left signals or the hazard switch. I have encountered similar problems with my 2002 and easily replaced the turn signal switch. How do you remove the steering column covers? Can this be done without touching the air bag mechanism? Does the horn and steering wheel have to be remove? Is this a DIY task or should I prepare to spend a couple of hundred at the local BMW dealer for a day's work?
You must switch off the airbags and mark and remove .and Yes the steering wheel has to be pulled. Though I think this is not a DIY job.Good Luck
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Thanks for the reply. I found a step-by-step illustration from the E46Fanatics forum and was able to replace the turn signal stem in 30 minutes. Very easy as long as you have the proper tools including the torx bits which I already had. Here are the instructions.

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