Question about 1997 BMW M3
The headlights are on a relay circuit, however your brake lights as well as the headlights run through you switch on the column. This is possibly the culprit.
Posted on Aug 06, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1994 BMW 318i Fuse Box layout
the fuses u are looking for are as follows:
From the top left first row its# 4
then the bottom row its # 19
I also wanted to point out. from 1989 to 1996 the brake switch was the common failure for bmw's
the series it included were 318i, 525-540i, and all 7 series. if the fuses dont fix it.. its the switch
located under a panel u need remove on the drivers side on the steering collum
Posted on Apr 25, 2009
SOURCE: my power window in 87 bmw 325i
when you pulled the f use pannel there will be a guild on the reverrse side of it that will you tell you which relay it it is i imaginge its under the hood and yes, if water get's in via moon roof it can reek havoc on the elevtrical system....Pray its a fuse/relay and not a shorted out motor relay internally on the power window motor....But check your fuse replace any that are burnt and for the p-w relay you just have to change it unless you have some one try to push the window button and you have yer ear close to the relay to hear a slight click, if you hear something and nothing happens then its a short between thee and controlls if no noise replace and go from there....Best wish's
Posted on May 18, 2009
I Just had the same problem. I found that the bulb socket was inserted in such a way as to cause a short which blows fuse 46 when you press the brake pedal. I also had some bulbs which didn't fit properly. I hope this helps someone out. Also when Fuse 46 blows, you can't start the car till you replace the fuse.
For those of you who don't know where the fuse panel is its on the left "driver's side of American BMW's under the hood nearest the windshield cover by a rectangular black plastic box. It snaps open from the front side.
I took out the whole light assembly and cleaned it and replace all the mismatched bulbs with the correct ones, to be sure I fixed my problem for good. Check control now reads "ok"
All this refers to when you press the pedal all the brake lights stop working and you control center says brake circuit failure.
Posted on Aug 29, 2009
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