hi have a e36 and the cigy lighter and the console lights don't work have checked fuse all are good hazards button lights up electric window switchs work but don't light up does any one have any ideas for me to test cheers
Can the lights that do work be adjusted as normal with the dimmer control?, like the hazard light switch/ cluster lights.
If so , and the fuses 32 & 37 are OK then you possibly have a poor connection/bad earth somewhere.
I think the bulbs are probably blown behind the fascia, which I think is going to be a pain. I recently started my car with a phone charger plugged into the *** lighter and blew all those bulbs too. At least, I think it must be the bulbs, as, like your situation, fuese all appear to be fine. Huge pain.
Well, it would be good to know if the bulbs are ok. Are there lights working that would normally be dimmable but don't respond when you try to dim them.
If it were a dimmer problem it would mean the *** lighter fault is separate (that's the actual *** lighter not the *** lighter light).
If you can get in behind the *** lighter you could use a piece of wire and connect it to a good earth at one end and connect it to the earth of the lighter and see if that makes it work.
The *** lighter earth comes from the same place as the ashtray lights.