Thought I would share a problem and its fix that I encountered with my e34
('94) recently. About December of last year, my interior lighting would not
come on when opening the doors, trunk light went out, the only interior
light that worked was the glove box light. We thought initially it was a
fuse..sure enough the fuse was burnt, but on replacing it, it popped out of
the fuse block and across the garage. Tried it again, same result.
Since I didn't have the time to have the car into the mechanic for a few
days, I let it go until Inspection I came up last month.
Long story short...it was the headlight on/off switch. Replaced it, now
everything works as it should...I was also having a problem with the
"Parking Light" warning coming on when turning on the parking lights only.
It was very intermittent so I chocked that up to just another quirk of the
car. The switch replacement fixed that problem too.
So any of you who are having these problems, this could be what's wrong with
yours also. Cost to replace: $34.75 plus $30 labor.
Black '94 525i 132,000 & going strong