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Old 04-22-2004, 10:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've got a 1989 525i and i was driving in the rain the other day and the brake light circuit advisory came up on the onboard computer. I shut the car down and then restarted it and none of my electronic worked radio, windows, locks, windshield wipers, but after about 10 mins everything came back. Now i get in the car and everything will work and then 10 mins into driving everything will shut off, then come back. It's very weird, any advice will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-22-2004, 11:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Could be the fusible link... its a common problem

read more about it here :

http://www.bmwe34.net/e34main/maintenance/...usible_link.htm

they often break and cause problems like this...

good luck and keep us updated
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Old 04-22-2004, 04:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks soo much thats what the problem was!!!!!!
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glad I could help

stick around on the forums, we could use another e34 driver B)
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