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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 09-05-2014, 12:30 PM
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Radio problems

Hi, looking for some help have a 1990 325I that when the key is off and pulled out of ignition, the radio stays on as does the OBC, clock Etc. just those two things, drains the battery. Put new battery in and still stays on. pulled #12 fuse and killed power to both. Shouldnt the radio and clock on the obc go out when you turn the key off? any suggestions what might be wrong
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Old 09-05-2014, 12:34 PM
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clock and radio problems

I have a 1990 325ic radio and clock (OBC) stays on even after the key is pulled from the ignition
Whats wrong or how can i fix?
Pulled #12 fuse killed power to everything, Is #12 hot all the time
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Old 09-06-2014, 07:54 AM
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NO easy answer. Trace the wires. Looks like some PO has done a number on the dash wiring. Should be fairly obvious - its the bodged up part.
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Old 09-08-2014, 06:52 AM
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325I radio problem

If there is something wrong with the Key switch can it cause the radio not to turn off and clock to not turn off when switched off. everything else shuts off. just started doing this a month ago. Radio and clock stay on even with the key off and pulled 1990 325I convertible. New battery just installed. radio and clock goes out when you pull number 12 fuse. Is this a keyed fuse or hot all the time fuse? thanks
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Fuse 12 is switched by the ignition key. You've got something going wrong with the ignition switch.
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Old 09-08-2014, 08:03 AM
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Is there a way we can test the switch or do we just have to replace it ?
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Old 09-08-2014, 08:30 AM
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You can test it:
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Old 09-08-2014, 09:31 AM
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thanks,

Dumb question?? is that switch located in the steering column? or somewhere else?
Thanks for all the info !!
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Have you checked for bodged up wires in the dash yet? I lost clock and radio presets each time I took the key out. Bodged radio install. Sounds a bit like you have the reverse problem.
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