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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 11-17-2014, 11:57 AM
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Possible DME problems??

Hi guys, i have a 1992 325is. Lately I've been having troubles with it. It wont start, and none of my gauges and odometer works. they worked fine before but now they just stopped functioning. My CEL is on but whenever i try to do the pedal trick it blinks short once, and then blinks once a bit longer and repeats. Which i assume meaning the dme isnt responding or there is no codes. I already checked my relays and they work fine. My fuel pump works as i have made it run by bypassing the relay and the dme relay clicks on when i turn the key to the "on" position. The Dme is a bosch motronic 3.1 with the code 261 200 402. I have opened the casing to find some corrosion on some pins, but no bad burns. Also found a turner motorsport chip Could this be a problem with the dme itself??
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Old 11-17-2014, 06:47 PM
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Is your battery fully charged? Are the connections tight and clean? When you turn the key to on or start, do you get ANY dash lights (beside the CEL)? It's really unusual to get no gauges working. That usually points to a bad ground on the instrument cluster.

Does the starter spin the engine?
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Old 11-17-2014, 06:51 PM
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I have a brand new battery in it and tried it whole hooked on a running car with jumper cables, and all the connections from the cluster are good as I've spliced and reconnected each on of them. I do have multiple light a such as srs, check and possibly a few more. Engine turns over but there is no fire to the plugs as I've tested. Which they worked fine before
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Old 11-17-2014, 07:12 PM
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Then that really sounds like your ECU has gone belly-up. Have you had it out yet? Any sign of water getting to it? Are the drains clear in the compartment?
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Old 11-18-2014, 07:03 AM
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I've taken my ecu and opened it, there was some corrosion but nothing too bad. The guy that had it before me siliconed the **** out of it but I think water still got inside. I haven't checked the compartment itself for leaks.
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