radio doesn't work, steering wheel goes up and down ... on 1998 BMW 528i

When I turn my car on, the radio doesn't work, the steering wheel will go up and down (as If I turn my car on and off) while driving, front panel controls don't work, and lighting in cabin will turn on and off (like if I turned my car on and off). I checked fuses and they seem fine. Not sure what fuse 43 is which is the 3rd common fuse. Any suggestions?

by in San Diego, CA on April 12, 2010
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3 answers
ANSWER by , May 03, 2010
To confirm you are experiencing the same problem I had when this is happening lower the passenger side sunvisor and slide the mirror door over. If it stops you need to have the ignition switch changed. Don't know why but my 98 528 had the same problem. I learned of it on Hope this helps
ANSWER by , August 17, 2010
This happen to me and when i put the sun visor down on the passenger side opened and close the vanity mirror it all came back on figure that one out.
ANSWER by , October 01, 2010
the swith on the drive seat need to be pluging propely so your steering wheel stop playing like that it touching