Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2004 16:45:09 -0400
From: "Spindle" <>
Subject: Re: Quirky electrical fault, earth problem maybe?

There have beenseveral posts about "engine run on "caused by the headlight switch. Something breaks or shorts inside it keeping power to the engine when the key is "off". "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 > > >

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