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Why does my dashboard lights keep flickering when the car is off in my 2001 bmw 525i?

As soon as I turn off my ignition and pull the key out, my dashboard lights as well as my gauges flicker then turn off, then flickers again. this causes my alarm to go off. Please help!

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Sounds like your having a problem with the ignition. its not shutting power off completly.

Posted on Feb 16, 2012

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  • Andre Dyges
    Andre Dyges Feb 16, 2012

    Hey Dennis, I appreciate that. I'm gonna check into that now and let you know the outcome....

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    dennis williams Feb 16, 2012

    please do let me know

  • Andre Dyges
    Andre Dyges Feb 17, 2012

    Top of the morning. Dennis, let it be known, you are the man! Ironically, thatwas the problem. Everything turns off now, and no alarm steady going off. Thanks my fixya.com brethren!

  •  dennis williams
    dennis williams Feb 17, 2012

    thanx i enjoy tearing that stuff down, its a great learning experience. its like riding a bike.

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