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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 12-22-2010, 10:03 AM
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Reverse lights stay on

I have a 1990 325ic and I noticed that the backup lights come on when I start the car.
They are also lit while in reverse, but stays on while the car is running. Can anyone advise about this problem? Thanks guy's.
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Old 12-22-2010, 06:29 PM
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check to make sure the wires with the male end coming from your selector lever are plugged into the correct female end going into the car. There are two options that fit, connecting them incorrectly will result in your lights staying on.
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:56 PM
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Thanx for the reply bimmerboy. Tonight I noticed that they're not coming on at all. Must be a short somewhere. I'll track it down tomorrow. Thanx my man.
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Old 12-23-2010, 05:07 AM
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A bad reverse light switch is a common problem. If I recall correctly, they're about $15.00, look on-line for a description on how to replace.
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Old 12-23-2010, 09:11 AM
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thanx dlmpsy, I'll check that out.
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