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Old 10-05-2019, 04:12 PM
mechanicus mechanicus is offline
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interior electronics issue 03 325i

When I purchased the car last week the the trunk door lock worked and the windows would somewhat be operational. They would inch down. Now they do nothing. The interior lights worked at first but doesnt work now.

What works inside:
Hazards light, Gear indicator (except PARK), radio, Air conditioning, side mirror controls, Sunroof controls and lights, Dim/brighten switch, steering wheel controls.

Works but no indication on dash:
Headlight control, fog light control, High beams, Turn signals.

What does not work:
Entire Dash (except ABS and seatbelt), Door locks on fob or center button, Window control, interior lights, no chimes.

All fuses in the glove box showed about 13.88 when checked with the multimeter. Ive read alittle about the GM5 but the windows did work when it entered the garage. This car has been out of the garage for about 25 minutes when I got the motor to turn over. (since I bought it)

A old AVNX buddy of mine suggested a wire shorting somewhere or a bad relay, I looked through the relays and didnt see one for these components.

Does anyone have any experience or helpful tips to find the solution?

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Old 10-25-2019, 09:45 AM
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Sounds like your cluster died. Google $90 E46 Cluster Repair.


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Old 10-30-2019, 05:58 PM
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Bought a new Cluster and I have full function. Now I am still stuck with not having windshield wipers that work, interior lights, window functions and door lock functions.

Anyone have a place to start to fix these issues? a common relay or something. Everything worked (before I got the motor to work.)
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Old 11-02-2019, 10:08 PM
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Sounds like your general module 5 is bad. It's behind the glove box. There are people who can repair it for you. Just google it.
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Old 11-03-2019, 11:18 AM
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interior electronics issue 03 325i

Check fuse 49.
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