1996 E36 316i Blowing Fuse no 37

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  1. 1996 E36 316i Blowing Fuse no 37 
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    frostoff's Car Details
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    316i SE
    Year of Manufacture:
    1996
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    My 1996 316i has started blowing a fuse as soon a s I turn the light switch on. i have had a look around but can't see anything too obvious, apart from the bulb that lights the temp gauge is not working. The fuse controls the illumination for the clocks/ dials and the front offside side light, rear offside tail light. Another thing that I noticed is that when I turn the light switch on the radio reception goes all naff.
    Where should I start looking??
    Would the blown bulb cause it?
     
     

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    Dez-Derek's Car Details
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    e39 523i SE
    Year of Manufacture:
    1999
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    Automatic/Steptronic
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    Sedan/Saloon
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    Check the boot! There are wires that go into the boot lid from the car (passenger side). You will probably have to cut open the rubber thing that is suppose to protect the wires which are inside. They are most likely frayed/damaged due to opening and closing of the boot over time. Also, your central locking and number plate lights will go hay wire if you don't fix the problem. This problem happened to me and is a pretty common problem for e36s Hope this helps and good luck.

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