Thanks to both of you for sharing your knowledge. I am going to go through all the items BMWFatherFigure suggested this weekend. Didn't have the opportunity w/e past. I am kind of anal on those types of things and like to "get to know" my car(s).
I do have a rebuilt alternator for an e36 passed on to me by a friend. Somehow I doubt it would be the same. I will get codes pulled this week. Will let you know. Any thoughts on the driver's seat and steering power adjustment??