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    just took this bmw 323ci in px against another car about a week ago now, but the other night went out started the car and only half of the dash worked no indicator signals work also no pic of the car with the door's open, the indicator's work on the out side but not on the dash, as this question been asked before as i am new to bm's and advice would be good,
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    Please can you edit your thread title to follow the forum rules, there are links below my post to the rules and how to edit thread titles.

    Your thread should be titled 1999 E46 323ci - Dash not working properly
     
     

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    thank you for pointing this out, changed the title now,
     
     

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    Any flat battery issues? Did you leave it an hour to reset the GM5?
     
     

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    thank you for your reply, not flat battery issues at all new battery about 3 week's before i got the car, they did work when i got it,
     
     

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    A new battery suggests there was a problem in the past. Can take a few hours to flatten one if you have a fault. A three week old battery points more towards a battery, exessive drain or charging fault than away from it. Do you own a multimeter?
     
     

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    I have this EXACT same problem and also need help
     
     

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    There is another chap on this forum with a similar fault. I guess that the steering wheel controls for the radio are not working either.

    The probable cause is the k line ( a single wire data bus) that links all instrumentation and gadgets of the car together is being dragged to ground. Usual suspects are K-bus wiring faults (Shorted to gnd) or one of the devices connected to it has malfunctioned.

    My first thought would be to remove any aftermarket radios interfaces etc.
     
     

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    On E36 however there are only the headunit and CD player on the bus. iBus doesn't go anywhere else and there is no iBus master like on E46 and E39, hence a 12V pull up may or may not be required.

    I'm reckoning if he buzzes through from the radio plug to the MFSW buttons he'll have an open circuit somewhere.
     
     

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    right i have tested the battery and readsfully charged also i have just removed the after market radio and still nothing,
     
     

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