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Re: Weird Electrical Problem! (archive)

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Posted by ROB J 75 TII on June 27, 2001 at 10:07:30:

In Reply to: Weird Electrical Problem! posted by dahveed on June 27, 2001 at 02:34:08:

Have a look around your pedals trace the wires that switch on the brake lights and figure out where on the ignition the (on) wire comes form find where the two are crossing.
02's have a habit of developing strange electrical problems. Failing that ??????

I recently posted about having a 318i alt. and the timing cover stud shearing off. What I did was replace the stud again with a new stock piece, kept the same alt., but I had a 2002 alternator adjusting bracket bent for the offset and installed instead of the 318i piece I was using.

The narrower stock piece places the load on the base of the stud, where it goes into the timing cover.

The 318i adjuster arm has a wide boss and can possibly spread the load to the front of the stud by having a wider load surface.

I've got my fingers crossed that this will work!

I just noticed again that my car has a strange electrical gremlin that first reared its head before the timing cover stud broke.

When the engine is running, my foot is on the brake pedal, and then I turn the key to the off position, the engine still runs. I can even remove the key. Once I take my foot off the brake, the engine finally cuts out. If I put my foot on the brake, with the key in the off position or removed, the red alt. light turns on along with the gas gauge.

I can't understand what would cause this??

Dave Savell
'68 1600-2

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