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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 10-03-2012, 02:06 PM
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1998 328i PA6GF50

Hi everyone I'm new to this forum and new some help. I just purchased a 1998 BMW 328i coupe. Ever since I bought this car I kept hearing a beeping sound from under the steering wheel. Thought it was the seatbelt warming but it's not. I took panel out and found it was a black plug with a small speaker labeled PA6GF50. And I was wondering of anyone knows what this is for? I tried google and yahoo search but nothing pops up. Would really appreciate the help. Thanks
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:12 PM
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How many times does it beep?
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:56 PM
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It constantly beeps even when the car is off and no key in the ignition.
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:40 PM
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Is this part of the memo function?
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:42 PM
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:32 PM
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Door chime is my bet.
Forget what that sounds like... Mines disconnected.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:20 PM
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Memo function??? This my 1st Bimmer. Wat I did was cut wire to speaker so I don't have to hear that annoying sound
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:11 PM
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You don't cut anything just unplug the speaker...
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:17 PM
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I'm gonna guess aftermarket alarm...

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Sounds like you have an after market alarm system. Normally a factory alarm will not have a shock sensor. Its probably the shock sensor causing the constant beeping. If you think this is the case you can normally find the shock sensor under the drivers side dash secured to the steering column. It will probably have a light inside that comes on when it detects vibration. There will be an adjustment to make it more or less sensitive. Hope this helps.
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:39 PM
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I disconnected e speaker wire not the plug. Alarm is original BMW not aftermarket
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:18 PM
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E36 Dash lights

Hi everyone I have a 1998 328I E36 coupe and my light from the dash wont turn on. all fuses are working.. can someone help me. tnx
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:16 PM
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Hi everyone I have a 1998 328I E36 coupe and my light from the dash wont turn on. all fuses are working.. can someone help me. tnx
Is it (the cluster) fully plugged in?
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:56 PM
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It's fully plugged in. All the gauge lights are not illuminating, A/C , heater buttons (only in green not orange) the lighter
Or the back trunk not turning on.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:32 PM
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Try taking your pictures again. But in focus please. Lets us see more clearly the issue. Pun not intended.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:01 PM
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http://m48.photobucket.com/albums/jose160/bmw/ let me kno if these help.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:48 PM
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Check fuses 23, 27, 31, and 46. They affect your instrument cluster.

Also possible that you just have a buttload of light bulbs blown in your cluster and center console.
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:35 PM
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All fuses are good and tested
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:36 AM
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Can some please help me I've tried everything possible.. Nothing in orange is lighting up
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:08 AM
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Have you checked the bulbs?

How did you test the fuses?

How does the light switch 'feel' when you turn it 2 clicks right?
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:24 AM
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Yes bulbs are good. Tested all fuses with tester. And yes 2 clicks. I checked light switch plug all have power going thru. Except one which is or ground.
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