1998 e36 323i 5dr saloon Auto Windows and Reading Lights Not Working

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  1. 1998 e36 323i 5dr saloon Auto Windows and Reading Lights Not Working 
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    I have posted up a related thread about where the fusebox would be for the car, which was answered (under the bonnet) i have located this, but the locations of EACH fuse is dodgy with the map not being related to the actual fuses and the layout that i can physically see :s

    anyway all fuses under the bonnet are in good condition and in tact, there are vacant spaces however

    I am wondering why my windows and reading lights are not working (most likely the fuses I guess) as the lights when the doors open do turn on

    right does anyone know where the fuses for these particular mechanisms can be found?

    is there an interior fuse box?

    please help! thanks!
     
     

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    Windows and reading lights are controlled by the ZKE module which you will need to remove the glovebox to get to it.While you are at it though open the boot and check the wiring that goes into the bootlid(pull the sheath all the way down).
     
     

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    ok cool shall do, but as for the glovebox one, will that fusebox be visible when i open the glovebox or is that a pain to see?

    also do u know the size/Ampere of the fuses and locations?

    sorry for all the crazy questions and sorry i dont mean fusebox up there i mean that ZKE thing ur talking about lol

    hope i dont screw anything up and that it's nice and easy to work on lol
     
     

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    It would be easier to remove the glovebox to get to it.Its a black unit with various plugs going into it-You shouldn't be able to miss it If its faulty it can be repaired by a specialist but probably easier just to replace it,although it may need to be coded
     
     

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    If the ZKE is OK you need to check the earth blocks in the passenger footwell. If they are green & corroded cut them and solder them together.
     
     

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    ok first things first, the block in the zke are they your everyday fuses i can just find/buy?

    i am guessing they are not the normal little fuses that you would put in your fusebox (DAMMIT) as for finding one and coding, that sounds expensive, ballpark figure anyone?

    as for the earth blocks, where are they? at the footwell? so if i take the glovebox off i should be able to see all?
     
     

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    If the ZKE needs replacing, don't worry about getting it coded - It doesn't need to be coded.
     
     

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    In the footwell and under the passenger seat there are block earth connectors like the one I have highlighted in the attached photo. When these get damp and corroded you lose the earth connection and things stop working!
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    if it isnt asking too much, any chance of a pic of a zke module?

    and do u know how much they are from a scrappy? easy to take and replace etc?

    and as for the footwell thingamagig, checked it and all seemed well so thanks for that and hope that this zke can get sorted as im assuming it is that!
     
     

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    The ZKE is in the pic Billy posted - The black box with the black, green and yellow connectors going to it !
     
     

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