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Old 07-23-2003, 02:33 PM
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I had a similar problem with my old 1982 BMW 733i 6-cylinder sedan. The window switches were also on the console and what was even worse with my car, is that they were illuminated ALL of the time. Key or no key in the ignition, even with the headlamps off. I am guessing someone had crossed some wiring on that car. None of my heat/AC controls would work. When I got it, the radio was removed and there was all kind of cut and taped wiring inside the opening in the dash there. I should have checked the car more closely before I bought it, but it was only $700., so I could not expect too much. The car turned out to be an electrical nightmare. When a certain sensor was plugged in, the car would not start when the engine was hot. Disconnect it and it would not start when it was cold. I ended up selling it, because I was afraid it was going to have a bad electrical short circuit. Believe it or not- I sold it for $700, so I did not lose any money.

I guess someone here will know more about your cars problem. Good luck.
1991 Lincoln Town Car Executive (33k miles)
1991 Cadillac Sedan DeVille (77k miles)
1992 Toyota Camry LE (177k miles)
1972 Chevrolet Caprice Kingswood Estate 9-passenger wagon (44k miles)
1973 Pontiac Grand Ville 4-dr hardtop sedan (94k miles)
1988 Mercedes 300SEL (was mine, now mothers)
(Prior MB's: 1974 240D, 1985 380SE, 1984 190D)
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