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525I ESTATE 80,000 MILES

1998 BMW 525

The car displayed the airbag and seatbelt warning light which then slowly dimmed out, the next day when I turned the ignition on the radio, clock, wash-wipe, cruise control and horn would not work? Turned ignition off then on and everything worked ok, however, whilst driving car the interior light came on dim then went off? This fault has reoccured several times, if I turn the ignition off then on the above fault goes away? The airbag and seatbelt light has never come on since, however, when I sometimes turn the ignition on the radio, clock. Wash-wipe, cruise control and horn seem to not be powered from the vehicle? Is there a 'common' relay or control module that powers the above item's which may not be activating everytime?
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Iant
October 17, 2007.




It is likely the ignition switch is failing
part number 61-32-6-901-961
when you sit in the car and with the engine running
reach over and lower the passenger sun visor, open
the vanity mirror to light the lamp, and observe the ABS light.
If it lights up or glows, replace the switch.
It is in the steering column

Dr. Hagerty
Oct 18, 2007.


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