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Re: Power Drain - location of ground points (archive)

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Posted by demet on June 18, 1999 at 09:19:43:

In Reply to: Power Drain - location of ground points posted by cbeers on June 17, 1999 at 11:52:26:

I had a large number of electrical gremlins, one of which was the radio sutting off when I pressed the brakes. I believe I witnessed the speedo cutting out at the same time, but I may not have been a reliable witness at that time. Anyway, I traced it to corroded contacts at my fuse box.

'87 528e

: As per usual, I am experiencing as of late, an unual electrical condition. When I apply my brakes, the LED display on the OBC dims considerably and the radio (on the same circuit as the OBC) shuts off. Removing the rear beake light solves the problem, so obviously, there is a power drain in that circuit. Problem is that the rear brake lights and OBC are on different circuits. I guess its a bad common ground. Does anyone have any idea where that might be. Of not, I suppose I could run a new ground on the brake light circuit. Any help would be apprciated. Thanks.

: Chris
: '85 535i

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