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1991 BMW 318is

Hello, new to these boards, and just purchased a '91 BMW 318is.

So far this is a great car except : The tach has stopped working, along with the lights on that side of the cluster, except temp works fine. Also, the door lights above your head, by the dorr, have stopped working....and the blinker for left turn signal blinks very fast, although both blinkers work. Any help would be much appreciated.

Also, i was wondering if anyone could give me the fuse box numbers, and what the fuses go to, also the relays. Thank you all very much.
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Congratulations for you new car!!
You will love it

I had the same problem with the blinker. I had to remove the bulbs to clean the sockets. I also had to make sure that the bulbs were properly re-installed afterwards since I had some trouble putting them back (push and turn). I solve this problem. In your case, it may be a faulty relay aswell....??!

As for the door light, are you sure the bulb is OK?
If you open the door with the key in the ignition, do you ear the door chime?
If not, it may be the contact switch between the 'A' pillar and the door that may be disconnected or malfunctionning.

To trouble shoot lights, bulbs and other stuff, a digital multimeter is more than usefull, it's a must!
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This may also be because of dead S.I. Board batteries.
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This may also be because of dead S.I. Board batteries.
Oh yeah, I heard of this freakin device!!!

... but i guess that in thebigbadyeti's case, both blinkers (right &left) would have gone fast and not only the left one!

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I found that when you have a fast blinker, that usually indicates a dead bulb or short. In my case, I found a frayed connector that I had to re-wire
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