Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 18:21:08 +0800
From: "Saab Master Tech" <>
Subject: Re: Quirky electrical fault, earth problem maybe?

Perhaps all the engine harness has lost all its insulation and are shorting wires together... earths sound good too.. my first bet would be cleaning up the bunch of earths where the battery neg mounts with all the headlight earths RHF of the engine bay, below the coolant drain.. lazy mechanics dont clean that area after draining the coolant, and thous leads and connections corrode very very quickly.. The other ideas from others are probly a good try too. Mike "Sam" <> wrote in message > A fault has developed on my '88 900i. > > It first manifested the other night when I arrived home and switched off the > ignition, except the engine did not stop and the lights remained on, until I > took my foot off the brake then it stopped. > > On investigation I find, with the ignition off, when I depress the brake the > parking brake and brake warning lights dimly illuminate before a relay > clicks, then these warning lights brighten and the headlamps illuminate and > possibly the fuel pump spins up. > > I found a mention on a forum relating to a similar fault where earthing > faults were implicated but of course I can't find the link again :-) > > Anyone else had similar problems? > > Cheers all > > Sam > > --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system ( Version: 6.0.778 / Virus Database: 525 - Release Date: 10/15/2004

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