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  1. Front indicator bulb / turn signal goes dim when headlamps switched on?

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hello everyone, newbie to the forum here! I own a BMW E90 316D 2.0L, Year 2010. I recently noticed my front driver side turn signal/indicator bulb has become very dim/weak ONLY when the main headlamps are switched on. Once the headlamps are switched off, the turn signal bulb works normally at...
  2. Need to find a switched live

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Can anyone help ! I need to find a switched live in the front set of fuses my 2006 525D 6 speed auto I am having a bit of trouble finding one I thought the cigarette lighter fuse would be in the front glove box but for some reason it is in the back in the rear drivers side fuse box. and would be...
  3. Dashcam wiring Interior Light - 12v switched power?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, does anyone know if its possible to wire my dashcam into the interior lighting above the rear view mirror. I know in US spec cars they have the Homelink garage wires as standard so people splice into those. However, when I open up my UK spec I just have have a collection of cables going into...
  4. BMW E46 320d switched live fuse for amp remote

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi peeps, I've just finished installing an amp and subwoofer, and am looking for a switched live fuse to connect the remote wire to. Can't find one anywhere, after so much googling! Can anyone suggest which fuse I can connect to please? I want the amp power to only come on when the ignition...
  5. Dashcam fitting - is there a switched ignition connector in roof lining?

    Auto Electrical Forum
    I'm fitting a dashcam, to sit below the rear view mirror. I would like to wire it up to the switched 12V circuit, coming off the ignition switch. I'm hoping to be able to pick up such a connector in the roof lining, or under the roof lights / electric sunroof, as this is the shortest route. Does...
  6. Electrical Issue. Car switched off while driving. Odd Juddering. Alternator?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello all, A few days ago while sat in traffic, car started dying which looked like an electrical issue with how the dash and idrive dimmed out. Everything quickly fired just by pressing accelerator which is odd. Today while trying to park in Tesco, engine started juddering with light...
  7. F07 True Switched Live (ignition)

    General BMW Discussions
    I sent my headlights to Headlight Retro Fits Uk (HRF) to have DRLs brightened and halogen projectors changed to Xenon. Also sequential Indicators were fitted inside the brow. I had to remove the headlights myself as they are based in Glasgow I'm in Taunton, not up for 9 hour drive one way...
  8. Ignition switched live

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Anyone help with ignition switched live from the fuse box under the bonnet on a 66 plate 420D, needed for a dash cam supply.
  9. Switched to BP Ultimate Diesel..

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    So for the two years I've owned my e90 320D I've religiously used Shell-V Power due to it's rep and the fact the one time I used Asda is an emergency the car felt like it was running on three cylinders! Now a couple of weeks ago I decided to run BP ultimate after I saw some figures stating the...
  10. e34 Air con working when not switched on

    BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hi Guys, I have a '95 518i SE with air conditioning. I have noticed now in the winter that the AC pump is kicking in when the AC system is switched off and the heater control is on max heat. Some times the condenser fan also spins. I do have the recirculation button switched on but I...
  11. Easy switched 12v feed for*dashcam in E63

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi All, Any suggestions for easy location to take a switched 12v feed for a*dashcam on an E63? Ideally using piggy back fuse so I don't cut*OEM wiring?
  12. Stereo only turns on when lights are switched on

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi, I have an odd problem, car is a 1996 e36 328i When i bought the car it turned out that the stereo only goes on when you turn the side lights or headlights on. The sidelights and headlights are also incredibly dim, like dangerous to drive at night. So i thought the stereo must be stealing...
  13. 2005 E90 - Switched live for aftermarket angel eyes

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi all, I'm fitting a set of aftermarket angel eye headlights to my E90 this week. The instructions suggest wiring the LED rings to the sidelights, but i want to wire them to always be on. I can crack the multi-meter out if need be, but i thought i'd see if anyone knows an obvious wire i can...
  14. Rough idle is no more when AC is switched on??!!

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi Guys, I have a BMW 3 Series E92 and I have a rough idle plus the car rattles if i drive on the wrong gear (when i should be one lower based on gear indications on dashboard). I realized the rough idle is resolved if the AC is switched on, the revolutions stabilize and no longer bounces...
  15. E46 compact rear heater and wper on when ignition switched on !

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi , just joined site .... Have a problem with my compact ... When switching the ignition on the heated rear window turns on , does work ok and can be switched off as normal , also rear wiper operates just 1 time as if it's on an intermintant cycle then the arm will stop anywhere on window ...
  16. Vehicle running on after ignition switched off

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I wonder if someone might be able to point me in the right direction. After a normal 20 mile shopping trip I turned the car off but it continued running for about two seconds. I tried it again and the same was repeated. I've not started it again. I wandered, via google, to a forum for...
  17. Dcan switched lead not found.

    Diagnostic Hardware and Software Discussion forum
    just got one of these... BMW USB OBD K + DCAN DIAGNOSTIC CABLE GT1 EDIABAS INPA DIS SSS NCS EXPERT CODING | eBay Car is 4.2007 which I believe is Dcan Anyone else with the switched lead? I run the menu and its installed the drivers,rebooted and then asks for lead.Plugged the lead in the led...
  18. 12v Switched Power in the Rear of an E46 ?

    Auto Electrical Forum
    I need a 12v+ switched power source in the rear of my 04 E46 Convertible. Does anyone know of a location where I could take a tap off ? I don't want to have to run a cable the whole way from the front if I can help it.
  19. High beam pos or neg switched?

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi all, Just wondering, does anyone know if the main beams for BMW 5 series e60 are positive or negative switched? Cheers, phil Sent from Free App
  20. E36 clock not saving time after ignition switched off

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    As above really, I have the trip computer fuel consumption display thing under the stereo, once I reset the clock and switch the ignition off it always loses it. I removed the panel expecting to find a red and yellow wire like in the back of the stereo but it's just got two plugs to it with...