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  1. 1999 523i tourer Electrics going mental 
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    Hi Guys

    I have my tourer which i bought a month ago and all of a sudden as the weather seems to be getting colder and only in the mornings the gearbox warning light comes on the rear brake light is on the wipers don't work the radio switches off and the main saloon light comes on and off.
    I switch the ignition key off and then back on and half the stuff comes back on or off as the case may be.
    once the car has warmed up for about 10 minutes then all operates correctly, once the ignition switch is switched off and on again.
    I hope someone can shed some light on this

    Thanks in advance
     
     

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    Faulty ignition switch most likely.

    Think a new one is around £60 from BMW-DIY change & no need for new keys or anything like that!
     
     

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    strange that it happens early in the morning and not during the day
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by pockey View Post
    strange that it happens early in the morning and not during the day
    It's usually completely random and will get worse over time.

    Does the cruise control work-failure of it is another common symptom?
     
     

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    yes the cruise control also doesn't work with the rest, tried this morning to do what the guy suggested when he had a similar fault and that was to open the vanity mirror when the ignition is switched on and it clears the faults and guess what, it actually works cleared all the faults
     
     

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    The problem will return though. There is nothing to 'reset' within the ignition switch-the electrical contacts inside are going bad & replacement is the only proper fix.
     
     

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