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Old 06-08-2014, 03:03 PM   #1
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Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: canada
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Unhappy E46 Electrical problem

2000 BMW 323i.

So the other day when i parked my car i notice there was smoke coming from underneath the dashboard. I immediately ran to the trunk and unplugged the battery. the next day i searched for where the smoke could have been coming from and found out that the harness that goes to the light switch was shorting out with a sharp piece of metal behind the dash board causing multiple wires to burn. i cut and stripped the burned wires and solder them back together. i thought this would fix the problem but now multiple lights in the car wont light up when i turn the light switch on, such as:
-Instrument Cluster
-climate control and stereo
-right side low beam
-left side front turn signal
-And right side rear turn signal.
I checked the fuses as well as replacing the light switch but still no luck.
If I can have a little bit of help solving this problem I would highly appreciate it.

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