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1998 Z3 blowing headlamp fuses on high beam.

My 1998 z3 is blowing two headlamp fuses when I turn on my high beams. When it blows, I loose my headlights, tachometer, and fuel guage. However, the speedometer and parking lights continue to work?

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SOURCE: Will the wheels from a BMW Z3 M fit a 1999 BMW Z3 2.8 ltr roadster?

yes they will you just may need to use a wheel spacer

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SOURCE: 1990 525i bmw headlights

Check the wiring in the lights it may be poor construction or mis care that has madr a wire become looseand only rarely turn on

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SOURCE: 1998 BMW Z3 1.9 Cylinder

Spark plug wires may be the cause. for cold damp start issues water is a conducter and will send spark directly to an engine ground not through spark plugs. also look for oil in spark plug wells this can also cause a misfire under certain conditions.

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SOURCE: burned out headlight/bulb bmw 1991 325i 2dr

It's a bulb replacement. If it's anything similar to my Audi, there is a cover on the back of the headlight housing that you pop off. Then you can reach in, pull the wire connector off the bulb, and unclip a metal retainer over the bulb, and pull the bulb out. Installation of the new one is the reverse. Just be SURE not to touch the glass part of the bulb. Skin oils can cause a halogen bulb to burn very hot and burn out very quickly. If you do touch the glass, wipe it gently but thoroughly on a cotton cloth to clean it off before you install it.

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SOURCE: Check engine light on 1998 Z3 BMW

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Hi my name is Larry I have a 1998 Pontiac sunfire & my problem that I have is I have low beam. But no high beam.


It's probably the switch , but testing to know for sure is alwasy a good idea .

Headlamps Inoperative - High Beams
Step
Action
Value(s)
Yes
No
1
Did you perform the Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) System Check?
--
YES - Go to Step 2
NO - Go to Daytime Running Lights (DRL) System Check
2
Disconnect the turn/hazard headlamp switch connector C1.
Connect a fused jumper between terminal B of the turn/hazard headlamp switch assembly harness connector C1 and ground.
Do the high beam headlamps operate?
--
YES - Go to Step 3
NO - Go to Step 4
3
Replace the turn/hazard headlamp switch assembly.
Did you complete the repair?
--
Go to Daytime Running Lights (DRL) System Check
--
4
Repair the open in CKT 1200 between the turn/hazard headlamp switch assembly. Refer to Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you complete the repair?

Daytime Running Lights (DRL) System Check
Step
Action
Normal Result(s)
Abnormal Result(s)*
1
Turn the headlamp switch to the HEAD position.
Turn the headlamp dimmer switch to the LOW position.
The low beam headlamps are ON.
The high beam headlamps are OFF.
Headlamps Inoperative - Low Beams
2
Turn the headlamp switch to the HIGH position.
The high beam headlamps are ON.
The high beam indicator is ON.
The low beam headlamps are OFF.
Headlamps Inoperative - High Beams
3
Turn the headlamp switch OFF.
Turn the ignition to ON.
Disengage the parking brake.
The high beam headlamps come ON at a reduced intensity in approximately 30 seconds.
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Inoperative, Headlamp Switch Operates Normally
* Refer to the appropriate symptom diagnostic table for the applicable abnormal result.

Jan 13, 2017 | 1998 Pontiac Sunfire

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2010 impala high beams do not come on, light on dash comes on, replaced bulbs still don't work, checked all fuses, look good


High Beam Headlamp Operation
Battery voltage is applied at all times to the coil and switch sides of the HIGH BEAM PCB Relay located in the underhood fuse block. When the headlamp dimmer switch is placed in the high beam position, the headlamp dimmer switch signal circuit to the BCM is pulled low signaling the headlamp high beam request. In response to this signal, the BCM applies ground through the high beam relay control circuit energizing the high beam relay. With the high beam relay energized, battery voltage is applied through the switch side of the relay, the left and right high beam fuses, and the high beam supply voltage circuits illuminating the high beam headlamps. At the same time the BCM sends a GMLAN serial data message to the instrument panel cluster (IPC) requesting the IPC to illuminate the high beam indicator. Ground for the left headlamp is provided at G101 and the right headlamp at G100.

Nov 23, 2016 | 2010 Chevrolet Impala

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Where is the headlamp relay on a 2007 saturn ion


Are both low beams an high beams not working ? What engine does your car have ? Low beam relay only on 2.2 L .
On vehicles with manual headlamps, the LH HDLP and RH HDLP fuse in the fuse block - under hood, supply battery positive voltage to both low beam lamps and high beam lamps at all times. The low beam and high beam circuits continue through the fuse block - under hood, through the body control module (BCM), and to the headlamp switch. The low beam or high beam circuit then, depending on the position of the dimmer switch, continues through the headlamp switch. When the headlamp switch is placed in the ON position, it provides a ground path for the low beam or high beam lamps through G203. The low beam and high beam circuits are monitored by the BCM.
Is there B+ voltage at the headlamp fuse's ? Power runs from fuse through the head lamps to the dimmer switch through the head lamp switch to ground when turned on . If there is B+ voltage at the fuse ,check for voltage at the headlamp switch .
The

Oct 16, 2016 | 2007 Saturn Ion

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I blow the 15a fuse every time for tail, panel lights ,and dimmer,,every time I turn the headlights on


Headlamps and front parking lights/tail lights are usually fused separately on most modern vehicles.

The first position of the light switch would usually switch on the tail lights, number plate illumination, panel lights and front parking lights and the second position switches on the headlamps. From your description the fuse only blows when you select switch position 2 and the operation of switch position 1 is satisfactory.

If this is correct it would suggest a problem only with the headlamp circuits. This narrows the field somewhat which can be narrowed even further depending on whether the fuse blows only with the high beam or low beam. If it blows with both the fault must be common to both.
The use of a wiring diagram would be a tremendous help in tracing the fault but I suggest checking the bulbs first.

Aug 22, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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On my Z3 BMW fuse f 31 keeps on blowing even the car is switch off


There is a problem with the I mobilizer software on this model you may have to fit a modified module with software version higher than 5

Mar 19, 2013 | 1998 BMW Z3 Roadster

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I have a 1998 Z3 1.9. The nearside (UK) sidelight does not come on, but the high beam does (same single element bulb). Checked sidelight fuses after replacing bulb... neither seems faulty. Any help as to...


hi.
the side light and the high beam will be different bulbs. they may appear to be the same, but if you look carefully, there is a smaller bulb, normally just below the main bulb. the sidelight will usually be a small 5watt bulb where the main beam bulb will be much larger, and anywhere between 45 and 65 watts. look for the smaller bulb and replace that first..

Aug 03, 2011 | BMW Z3 Cars & Trucks

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1984 ramcharger headlamps blows out w/o blowing a fuse


check switch on floor high beam low beam i have seen wires under carpet bare

Mar 22, 2011 | 1984 Dodge Ramcharger

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98 ford lariat. Headlights stopped working. running lights come on and brake lights and turn signals. checked all fuses under dash and under hood, pulled out headlight switch and it looks fine. note only...


Is this both the high beams and low beams that do not work ?

If you checked all 3 fuses with a meter ( with the headlamp in Low position for both low beam fuses or in high for the high beam fuse ), the next items to test are the MFS ( MultiFunction Switch ) and the main headlamp switch ( test not look at it ).

The main headlamp test chart
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The test chart for the MFS
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Oct 25, 2010 | 1998 Ford F150 Regular Cab

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Low beam headlamps wont turn on change bulbs and checked fuses and still wont come on.


did you check for a relay in your fuse panel? there should be a relay that controls your low beams and one for your high beams. check for that and then if high beams are working swap it with low beam relay. if your problem switches to low beams working and high beams not working replace the bad relay.

Jan 26, 2010 | 1998 Ford Explorer

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Replacement Bulbs


i believe on this car, low beams & fog lights use an HB4 and high beam uses an HB3. but, as bmw_tech_38 mentioned above, remove the old and it should be listed in the base.

Jan 22, 2009 | 1998 BMW Z3 Roadster

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