Last post on Sep 15, 2006 at 5:53 PM
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#1 of 6 BMW Center Console Switch
Sep 13, 2006 (7:04 pm)
I recently purchased a used 2000 BMW 328i. The combined hazard warning switch and door lock switch (located in the center console) do not work; they do not click when pressed. How do I disassemble the parts of the center console to change out the switch ? Haynes or Chilton to not have an manual for a 2000 328i. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.
#2 of 6 Re: BMW Center Console Switch [bfenelon]
Sep 14, 2006 (12:49 pm)
Sorry I can't be of direct help with your problem but I can suggest that you buy a Bentley Service Manual. They are not cheap, but they're very good. They're available at turnermotorsports.com and most other BMW parts places. I've seen them, on sale, for around $80.
#3 of 6 BMW Center Console Switch
Sep 15, 2006 (5:18 am)
Thanks for the suggestion to purchase the manual. I have checked Haynes, Chilton and Bentley and they do not publish a manual for the 2000 328i BMW. Their manuals only go to the year 1998 and I understand there is big difference between the '98 series and 2000 bodywork.
#5 of 6 BMW Center Console Switch
Sep 15, 2006 (5:30 pm)
Thanks so much for the links to the 3 Series manual by Robert Bentley. I had seen the 1998 verstion, but not the 1999 - 2005. I have just ordered it from Amazon.com. Just today I was talking to a BMW enthusiast and he told me how to change the center console switch: It is very simple really, you just carefully pry it out of its socket with a fine pointed screwdriver. After you pry all around it the switch module just pops out. The new one was only $32.20 plus tax, tag and title !! The least expensive repair job I'll ever encounter on this type of car !!
Thank you most sincerely for all you help with this. Brian.
#6 of 6 Re: BMW Center Console Switch [bfenelon]
Sep 15, 2006 (5:53 pm)
My pleasure. Enjoy the car (and the wrenching)!