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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Wed, Mar-14-2018, 01:28:09 AM   #1
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Right turn signals work but flash fast. All the headlights work too. Drivers side parking light on and high beam only...nothing with turn signal on. Checked bulbs no change. Hazard button gets me nothing. Flasher relay?

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Right turn signals work but flash fast. All the headlights work too. Drivers side parking light on and high beam only...nothing with turn signal on. Checked bulbs no change. Hazard button gets me nothing. Flasher relay?

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I don't get the connection to headlights and parking lights. Fast turn signal is usually a burnt out bulb. The parking light has a second filament for turn signal, so might be burnt out. Check the sidemarker (on the door/fender).
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I changed the pass turn bulbs and the side marker is working there too. I get nothing on drivers side, no sounds no lights on cluster. As for the headlight I'm not sure what it is, maybe a ground? But I've put in new bulbs and nothing.

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Default Re: Flasher Relay?

Use a multi-meter and see if you're getting voltage for the turn indicator when on. If not, check right at the wire. If not, trace back till you find voltage.

You changed bulbs, but that doesn't mean you still don't have a contact issue, wiring failure, or relay failure.
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Use a multi-meter and see if you're getting voltage for the turn indicator when on. If not, check right at the wire. If not, trace back till you find voltage.

You changed bulbs, but that doesn't mean you still don't have a contact issue, wiring failure, or relay failure.
In the column?

I ordered a relay be here in a couple days
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In the column?

I ordered a relay be here in a couple days
No, start at the light, then work your way back. That's the basic fundamental of electrical trouble shooting, start at where the expected output is supposed to be, then work your way backwards until you find the fault. That's how I found an invisible cracked trace on my E30's cluster. Turn indicator was working, but the cluster wouldn't light up. Traced signal from the cluster connector to the cluster bulb, checked for continuity, found none, then worked my way backwards, till I found continuity.

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Just realized I'm missing the entire reverse socket on the pass side. Would that disrupt the circuit?

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New relay. I now have driver side signals but pass side flashes fast and no read signal even with new bulb.

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Rear pass bulb holder...I had to mess with the connections and it cleared up my problem. Still have no drivers low beam.
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