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  1. 1996 E36 316i dash lights stay on 
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    the dash lights on my e35 coupe went off and i discovered a blown fuse. i didnt have a 10amp so used a 25amp now dash lights are on permanently unless i remove fuse for central locking
     
     

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    Try switching the interior centre light.
    With a bad earth/short, they can end up energising the accessory circuit.

    hop inside, and you should have the clocks lit up, then flick the different switches, map lights, and the centre interior light and see if that stops it.
     
     

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    thanks mate will give it a try as i am scratching my head ( getting splinters in my fingers) trying to sort it.
     
     

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    gave it a try but dash lights still on,had to remove fuse for central locking to stop baterry going flat
     
     

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    Check the loom going into the bootlid for any broken wires.....
     
     

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    ^
    that'll probably be it in fact.
     
     

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    Its a 10 amp fuse for a reason. You have probably got a short somewhere that has blown the fuse, because you have used a bigger fuse it is heavier than the wire so somewhere you will probably find that the wire has heated up the plastic covering has melted and burnt into another wire from which it is picking up a feed from.
     
     

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