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Cluster/console lights not working

Discussion in 'E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)' started by buzwell, Apr 11, 2014.

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    buzwell

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    After a car wash attendant pulled off the shift knob and tore loose one of the two wires that illuminate the M shift knob, the console/cluster lights would not work…in addition, the "lights-on" warning sound does not sound when I open the door with the headlights on. I have replaced the shift knob with a new one; replaced the head light switch with a new one--- the lights and warning sound still are not operable. I have checked all the fuses and all are fine. Any suggestions on what may be wrong here?? Thanks for your help!
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    charlson89

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    Do the headlights come on? Or is it just the interior lights that won't light up. Does the cluster gauges and LCD still work ok though?
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    buzwell

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    Hey charlson…all exterior lights are working (including headlights) and all the gauges are working properly…it's just that when the headlights are on none of the interior gauges are lighted...
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    charlson89

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    So is it just the cluster that doesn't light? Does the radio and climate control and heated seats light up normally?
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    buzwell

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    Cluster/console lights do not work…radio lights up…heated seats do not light up, climate control and all console lights to do not light up...
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    charlson89

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    I can't remember off the top of my head the wiring of that system I will have to look at a wiring map to refresh myself and get back to you.

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