1991 BMW 318 Fuse blowing - no top gear - no starting

Tiny
JOLLYBOYZ
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  • 1991 BMW 318
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 12,000 MILES
Car keeps blowing 5 amp Auto tranmission fuse. Fuse "pops" as soon as I turn ignition on. Just prior to this I could not select top gear whilst in D mode.
Now, I cant even start the car as the fuse No 28 for this model keeps blowing. Any ideas anyone- car was fine up to this issue.
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Thursday, October 9th, 2008 AT 4:44 PM

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Tiny
DR. HAGERTY
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Was the wiring inspected? Was there work performed that could have caused this to occur?
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Thursday, October 9th, 2008 AT 11:11 PM
Tiny
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No there has been no work done on the car to cause this problem. The wiring has not been checked as I do not have awiring diagram as of yet. I am keen to rectify the problem myself, if you have any other suggestions.
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Thursday, October 9th, 2008 AT 11:37 PM
Tiny
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Fuse 28 is in control of the cigarette lighter and the radio antennae. A 1991 318 US spec vehicle did not have an electronic transmission control so there would not be a fuse to blow. If you could send the last 7 characters of the VIN, I can determine the vehicles production date. ♥
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Friday, October 10th, 2008 AT 5:09 PM
Tiny
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This Car is a jap Import to New Zealand. Its Fuse 28 for the Auto Transmission that keeps blowing. Now, as soon as I try ignition barrell this fuse blows. Fuse 32 is Cig Lighter. It was made in June 1991. Vin is WBACA42090AL23095
This is a standard car, no modifications, that otherwise is in great condition. Last drive home I had no top gear selection. Then It all went iffy from there.
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Sunday, October 12th, 2008 AT 1:56 AM
Tiny
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That fuse controls the transmission range switch, it may require replacement
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Monday, October 13th, 2008 AT 10:50 AM
Tiny
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Which part needs to be changed? And is it easy?
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Friday, November 6th, 2009 AT 1:22 AM

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