Hi everyone! as the title says, i have bought my first BMW today! very proud until halfway home from buying it. It is a 330d touring 2001 with 108k on the clock, it drives perfect! until 2 hours after i bought it.
i first noticed that the indicators were not flashing on the dash, tryed the hazards and they blinked on and off as they do but no green lights on the dash. (indicators were working on the outside at this point)
as i pulled up on the drive i seen the headlights were on, strange the switch is off??
now after popping out to the shop the lights are always on with the ignition, and not even the hazards work.
i disconnected the battery and left it for five mins, reconnected and everything was perfect, lights were off, put them on auto and they came on and adjusted themselves as they should, hazards work and indicators but still no green lights on the dash. after a drive it was back to nothing working and headlights on.
came on the forum to see if any one has had this before and noticed alot of problems with ipod connectors with the radio causing very simular problems, so checked to see if mine had one fitted. nope it doesnt and the cd changer is missing! lead just lying in the boot were it goes.
went back out to disconnect the battery again, left it off for ten mins and put a test on the battery, 12.8v and then connected back up, started car and it has a good 13.6v there, but this time after been disconnected, the indicators and hazards still do not work and the lights are constantly on with the ignition on.
sorry to go on, also two buttons on the steering wheel does not work, it has a face talking on it and t/r? every other button works. what are these two supposed to do?
forgot to mention full beam does not work when the headlights are permently on also. i have checked all the fuses.
any help would be greatly appreciated!
many thanks!! tom