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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-24-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,834
Posted By gertrude12
No idea how it happened. I could state the...

No idea how it happened. I could state the obvious, I suppose, but I won't. At least now I know where it belongs, so maybe I can get it fixed. Sounds expensive......

All the workshop did was...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-23-2013, 04:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,834
Posted By gertrude12
Hopefully this works! ...

Hopefully this works!

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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-23-2013, 04:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,834
Posted By gertrude12
Okay. So I got the car back from the shop. Sadly,...

Okay. So I got the car back from the shop. Sadly, although this place specialises in "vintage" cars, they don't know much about BMWs since their specialist in them has passed away.

Anyway, they...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-14-2013, 03:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,834
Posted By gertrude12
Further to the problem.... I took out fuse...

Further to the problem....

I took out fuse #1, started the car and no smoke!!! (Not surprising, really). Now to figure out what circuit might be causing the problem. Then I can tell the sparky...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-14-2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By gertrude12
Well, I've managed to get the glove box open...

Well, I've managed to get the glove box open :thumbup:. Sadly, I have broken the latch in doing so :mad:. Not sure if it will close again either! :rofl:

Once it opened, I noticed that neither of...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-14-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By gertrude12
That is EXACTLY the problem I'm having! ...

That is EXACTLY the problem I'm having!

Will try FatherFigure's suggestion to see if that helps.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-11-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By gertrude12
The key goes in and turns, but the lock doesn't...

The key goes in and turns, but the lock doesn't unlatch. I can't see inside, but the left hand side looks as though it has been pulled on quite hard...sort of "curled out" a bit.

Not sure what...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-08-2013, 01:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By gertrude12
glove box stuck

I suppose while I'm here, I should ask this:

Does anyone know how to get into the glove box when it won't unlock? It looks like someone tried to force it open, perhaps to see if there was anything...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-08-2013, 01:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,834
Posted By gertrude12
Yes, well...competent and Zimbabwe are two words...

Yes, well...competent and Zimbabwe are two words rarely heard together in the same sentence!!:rofl::rofl::rofl:

I've asked several people, and not had a consensus yet. I thought the dealer because...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-07-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,834
Posted By gertrude12
Thanks everyone for the advice. I've decided to...

Thanks everyone for the advice. I've decided to call a pro on this. I think it's a bit above me.

Finding a 'car sparky' specialising in BMW here in Zimbabwe might be a bit of a mission though!...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-06-2013, 02:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,834
Posted By gertrude12
Great advice, but I wouldn't know where to...

Great advice, but I wouldn't know where to start!! :rofl:
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-05-2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,834
Posted By gertrude12
Yeah, figured the water wasn't doing it any good!...

Yeah, figured the water wasn't doing it any good! :rofl:
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-03-2013, 04:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,834
Posted By gertrude12
Finally had the time to have a proper look.. ...

Finally had the time to have a proper look..

Before I did anything else, I decided to do a bit of clean-out (as you do!). While picking up the rubbish from the back seat area, I noticed the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-29-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,834
Posted By gertrude12
According to the cover, fuse #1 controls the...

According to the cover, fuse #1 controls the instrument panel, instument cluster check control, onboard computer and brakelights. I did notice that I had had a brakelight alert on the dash a few...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-29-2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,834
Posted By gertrude12
1990 525i blown fuse, smoke in cabin

HI,

Today when I started my 525i, none of the instrument panel gauges worked, nor was there any display. Shortly afterward, I noticed smoke coming from the vents.

checked the fuses, and fuse...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-13-2012, 03:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 812
Posted By gertrude12
Thanks everyone. The good news is the we...

Thanks everyone.

The good news is the we did manage to get the car running by swapping out the battery with another one.

The battery is only about 9 months old, so I suspect it's a dud...works...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-12-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 812
Posted By gertrude12
1990 525i not starting

First of all, let me say that I am NOT a mechanical or electrical whizkid, although I do know a little bit.

A few days ago, I tried to start my 525i but to no avail. Prior to that, it had been...
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