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E36 M3 (1995-1999)

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Old 02-25-2011, 06:59 PM
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Hi everybody , I have a 95 m3 that seems to not start if not driven for 2 to 3 days due to dead battery , so it is grounding out somewhere , also every now and then when using the left turn signal " only the left " the thermostat gage seems to bounce in sequence with the blinker also the break circuit code pops up on occasion but the break lights are working perfectly , turning the car off then restarting it gets rid of the code " most the time ", any input would be helpful , thanks in advance
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Old 02-26-2011, 04:43 PM
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Do the classice investigation method to locate the draw. This means taking the lights out of the trunk and using a VOM to the neg post and neg cable set to the 0.000A scale in amp mode.
Now remove one fuse at a time and see if the reading drops. It should be around 0.040A or less. Once you locate the offending circuit investigate what on that circuit is screwed up. I would sttrongly suggest that you check the trunk wiring post on the left side. Many times these indications you post have been caused by the wiring chaffing and breaking causing shorts, etc.
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Old 02-27-2011, 10:55 AM
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Thanks for the info and lesson , much appreciate ...


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