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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 10-10-2012, 03:34 PM
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OBC is not working correctly and time is off

I unplugged the obc to find out why my heated seats were not working to find out i think i have a blown heated element.... to add to it i plug my obc back in and the time is so dim you cant see it and the temp is reading -35 f 35 c and it is 65 f out. is it the connector or the obc what happened =( please help me
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:37 PM
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Sounds like a wonky connection. Most likely the plug just needs to be removed and reinstalled.
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:46 PM
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i took it out and put it in 3 times still not luck i dont get why the temp is set at like -37 and the clock is on but its so dim its basicly off
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:55 PM
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temp went back to normal but not this comes up "check control inact."
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:01 PM
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Interesting. See if it goes away after a few hours. I know the temp sensor sometimes provides erroneous readings for a little while if it's disconnected, but then eventually returns to normal. Maybe something similar is going on with your OBC. I've disconnected my OBC once before and didn't experience the problems you're experiencing, but who knows.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:02 PM
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i just want the clock to go on lol
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:24 PM
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Well, you can always try swapping the bulb for the clock with one of the others which is known to be good to see if that changes anything.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:16 PM
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ok ill check that out
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