I have 1999-323i 4 door Sedan. I've had this experience for a long
time, but didn't really bother to ask mechanics because I know they
wouldn't know for sure either and will just charge huge $$$ just
diagnose it. But recently found this great Usenet group, and hoping
that I could get some answers.
This light above front seats -- in the middle, that you push the
switch located on the roof to turn it on, or it turns on when the car
door opens with the lights in the back seat area. The back seat
lights turns on ok, but this little light above doesn't turn on most
of the times. I know it's not blown fuse or the light bulb itself,
because it does come on occasionally.
It is very odd that if I push the switch to turn it on while the key
is in ignition, the back seat lights come on (but not the front light
above), but they wouldn't turn off if I push the button again. It
works sometimes, and I don't see any pattern when it works or doesn't.
I had this issue for a long time, maybe after 3-4 years after the
purchase, but didn't bother to look into it because it's not that
serious issue, but annoying.
Does anyone have any idea what's wrong with this car?
Thanks and have a great weekend.