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Old 01-24-2013, 06:46 AM
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Here I am again.

After further news everything is going great, except..

I do not have any door ajar messages or any chimes, this concerns me..
Any advice on finding out why?
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:06 AM
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lol, i have this too. My chime only dings when the door isnt closed and the key is turned to accessories
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:01 AM
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Dare I say it? Grounds.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:54 AM
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I'm not entirety sure what this whole thing you have with grounds is...

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Old 01-26-2013, 01:47 PM
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Do E34s have a door ajar message/chime? Mine doesn't and I never thought anything of it. I only get "KEY IN IGNITION" if I open the door with the car off and the key in.
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:06 PM
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I'm not entirety sure what this whole thing you have with grounds is...

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grounding issues are quote common issues for E34s, E36 and E46 even more so. wierd as they are as passive as things come.
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:13 PM
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The volts lost through bad grounds cause all sorts of problems with the computers/electronic controlers throughout the BMW ranges. Fixing them often makes the problems go away. Grounds combined with corroded terminals seem to cause more problems than anything else that comes up in the forums.
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:15 PM
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I understand what a ground is. I know it well. FF's reaction or suggestion of it when its mentioned is what I mean. See other threads.

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Do E34s have a door ajar message/chime? Mine doesn't and I never thought anything of it. I only get "KEY IN IGNITION" if I open the door with the car off and the key in.
8/88 build date and I have it for the drivers door.

Yours should too.


IIRC, you have to be moving pretty fast for it to work, something like 25 mph. "test only if traffic conditions permit"
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8/88 build date and I have it for the drivers door.

Yours should too.


IIRC, you have to be moving pretty fast for it to work, something like 25 mph. "test only if traffic conditions permit"
My E34 has it, but 89 E32
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:20 PM
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So i recently had a bit of water enter through the sunroof due to a blocked drain. All issues are fixed now although the only problem that remains is that My "door open" chime keeps ringing everytimr I stop in traffac and continue to drive. its so annoying, as you would imagine the interior lights stay on the entire time as the "computer" thinks there is an open door. So I have turned the interior lights off until I get it sorted. So if you think its the grounds, please tell me where to look and how to fix ??
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:37 PM
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So i recently had a bit of water enter through the sunroof due to a blocked drain. All issues are fixed now although the only problem that remains is that My "door open" chime keeps ringing everytimr I stop in traffac and continue to drive. its so annoying, as you would imagine the interior lights stay on the entire time as the "computer" thinks there is an open door. So I have turned the interior lights off until I get it sorted. So if you think its the grounds, please tell me where to look and how to fix ??
Did you try what I told you?


Do this. Remove the B-pillar cover. Behind where the seatbelt runs, there is a crevice that you can reach up into to get to the wires that control the door jamb switch. Short them together and see if the problem goes away.
If the messages do go away, you know the problem is at the switch.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:09 PM
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Well, now my auxillary water pump just went out, so now to get one of those.
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