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Old 05-16-2011, 11:29 AM   #1
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Headlights stay on/ turn signal doesn't work

Hi, I need some help on repairing my 2002 BMW 325i, it was pouring rain as I ran to my car, I opened the door and lots of water got on my headlight switch and dash, now the headlights stays on when I start the car even with the headlights switch to off, the light for the cluster dimmer is out, and my turn signals does not work, does anybody help me please?
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Old 05-16-2011, 03:18 PM   #2
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take out your light switch and dry it using an office duster. put it back on an hour later. see if that fixes your problem
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Old 05-16-2011, 05:15 PM   #3
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LCM is in failsafe mode. You may need a new one. If drying it doesn't fix it, send me a PM. I've got an uncoded LCM that I can sell pretty cheap
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:56 PM   #4
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I tried drying it with an office duster, it did not work so I bought a new switch unit from eBay for $40, if that don't work I'll try the LCM, thanks guys
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:06 AM   #5
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I am having a similar problem.
On my 325 2002 e46 some water leaked through, now one of headlight's comes on when I do the following for 2 minutes and then turns off :

1. Unlock the car via key remote
2. lock the car via the key remote
3. open a door.

Any ideas if this is related to the lcm?
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:59 PM   #6
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have the same problem, Did you end up getting a new LCM? or was there easier fix?
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