1997 BMW 318ti. The interior lights under the glove compartment and under the drivers side will not turn off. I bought the car used today and did not notice the light on. I cannot find a switch. Any ideas????
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It can be one of two problems. One: pending on what kind of car you have. ..there is a switch near the steering column that turns left or right...adjusting your dash lights and or turning on/you interior lights.#2...check the interior fuse bus panel/box
for the interior compartment, the fuse panel is located under the drivers side instrument panel. Heavier power distribution fuse panel is located under the hood (the engine compartment) on the drivers side. Hope this helps.
Hey there, Sounds like you may have a bad switch at the door or in the dash on-off switch. You could also remove the light bulb for a quickie, otherwise the interior light fuse should be in the fuse box: The older vehicles it was under the left side of the dash at the drivers seat (interior of car). Newer vehicles, it would be (typically) in the engine compartment near the drivers side fender wall. Best regards Ck
It will either be behind your glove box, or will be located under your hood by the firewall.
Behind the Glove Compartment
Open the glove compartment and remove all the items from inside of it.
the glove compartment assembly retainer screws with a Phillips head
screwdriver. Refer to the repair manual for your specific year and
model series BMW for the exact location of the screws or carefully look
around the perimeter of the interior glove box assembly to locate the
the lower trim panel retaining screws behind the glove box assembly.
Remove the screws with a Phillips head screwdriver and then remove the
Remove the foot-well air duct.
Loosen the retaining screws of the control module box to all you to lower it down.
the cabin air filter panel retaining knob counterclockwise to open the
panel. Pull the filter removal tab outward to remove the filter.
Use a shop vac to clean out any noticeable debris from the cabin air filter housing interior.
the new filter and reverse the order to reassemble the foot-well air
duct, the trim panel and the glove compartment assembly.
Under the Hood
the hood and locate the cabin air filter housing. The housing is
located near the cowling on the top section of the firewall. Some
models place the housing in the middle of the cowling, on both
sides--left and right--of the cowling or on the passenger side cowling.
Removal of the cowling and placing the windshield wipers in the upward
position may also be required on certain models. Some 7-Series BMWs
place the filter housings on both the left and right side undercarriage
of the hood.
the cabin air filter duct clamp. This can either be released by
unclipping the air filter duct by pressing a retaining lock with your
fingers or using a flathead screwdriver to pry off a retaining rod.
Lift the cover upward--or downward on hood-installed 7-Series BMWs--to reveal the cabin air filter.
Remove the cabin air filter from the air duct. Vacuum the air duct with a shop vac.
Insert the new cabin air filter(s) and reassemble.