BMW Cars 1999-06

Turn Signal/Hi-Lo Beam Switch

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Removal & Installation




CAUTION
Some models covered by this manual are equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), which uses an air bag. Whenever working near any of the SRS components, such as the impact sensors, the air bag module, steering column and instrument panel, disable the SRS, as described in Section 6.

E30 Models
  1. If equipped, disarm the SRS. Disconnect the negative battery terminal.
  2.  
  3. Remove the steering wheel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the trim panel at the bottom left of the instrument panel and the lower steering column casing.
  6.  
  7. Remove the screws holding the switch. Remove the switch and disconnect the plug.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Install the switch and connect the plug. The ground wire must be connected and the retainers must fit into the holes.
  2.  
  3. Install the trim panels and steering wheel. Connect the negative battery terminal.
  4.  

E36 Models
  1. If equipped, disarm the SRS. Disconnect the negative battery terminal.
  2.  
  3. Remove the lower dashboard trim panel at the left. Remove the lower section of the steering column casing.
  4.  
  5. Remove the steering wheel. Remove the screw and compress the clip to release the switch. Disconnect the plug.
  6.  



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Fig. Once the steering wheel is removed, the steering column switches are easily accessed

To install:

  1. Install the switch and connect the plug.
  2.  
  3. Install the steering wheel and trim panels.
  4.  
  5. Connect the negative battery cable. Arm the SRS, as outlined in Section 6 of this manual.
  6.  

 
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