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

 

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Visitor, San Diego, CA, April 12, 2010, 15:15

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?

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    May 03, 2010, 00:25
     Enthusiast

    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 Bimmerforums.com. Hope this helps

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    August 17, 2010, 18:25
     Rookie

    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.

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    Visitor, October 01, 2010, 20:54

    the swith on the drive seat need to be pluging propely so your steering wheel stop playing like that it touching

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