528e key off, radio stays on?? - Bimmerfest - BMW Forums

Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E28 (1982 - 1988)

E28 (1982 - 1988)

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-28-2009, 05:33 PM
daredream daredream is offline
Registered User
Location: Virginia
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1
Mein Auto: BMW 528e
528e key off, radio stays on??

I have a 1984 528e that runs great. Good commuter car. All of a sudden when you turn the key off the radio and overhead check lights stay on (possibly other things as well). It is draining the batt. I figured there must be a relay that has gone faulty but I do not see one that would make sense. I tested the ignition switch and that seems to be working correctly. Any ideas?
Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2009, 11:13 AM
jimoreno jimoreno is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Parsippany, NJ
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 488
Mein Auto: 2006 X3
To me is sounds like it is your ignition switch electrical part. To test it, you will need to remove the bottom cover of the steering column and disconnect the plug for it. You should measure the battery draw before you unplug it and after to confirm it.
Jimmy Moreno
1995 530i
1986 535i
Reply With Quote

See More Related BMW Stories

1984 528e electrical, elec not turning off

Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E28 (1982 - 1988)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:01 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001- VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.