1998 BMW 740 multiple warnings on & off, radio/sound on

Tiny
BANTONR0
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  • 1998 BMW 740
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 114,000 MILES
Electrical wierdness: started by occasionally not Now not allowing sound sys to work. ABS and emer lt indicators occasionally on, one time wipers failed to work-now work, led mileage display corrupted on last two numbers MOST of the time, interior lites occasionally will turn themselves on as I drive but go off if I use switch, the custom fit mirror-seat-steering wheel settings do odd things inconsistently, power steering has recently become a little more stiff after doing so occasiomally before {probably different issue than elctrical surprises}- checked fluid level and hoses but nothing obvious, both fuse panels are dry & clean w/ no missing or burned fuses apparent. I tried to "zero" the system by disconnecting the battery for 15 minutes, checked all belts & hoses & fuses. Otherwise it's a fine car ! HELP! Note: key seems somewhat loose in ignition switch but movement/jiggling does not help. Tried tuning key off while driving 40 mph and it cured all problems for a couple of days, but now back to wierdness.
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Monday, March 22nd, 2010 AT 9:06 AM

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Tiny
DR. HAGERTY
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Replace the ignition switch.
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Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 AT 9:50 PM

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