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E36General discussion and technical help for (E36) 1992-1999 3 series cars. 318, 323, 325, 328.
Got up this morning to go get some coffee and my ABS and my ACS warning lights were on. I thought maybe it's a fuse issue, but I have no idea how to check those large block fuses to see if they're bad.
Anyone know how to tell when they've blown?
OK, not sure if this helps with an answer, but I just went back out to my car and with the engine off I pumped the brake pedal three or four times, started the car and the lights went out.
I vaguely remember reading somewhere someone else having this same issue but for the life of me cannot remember what the fix was.
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Sounds like you have a dieing voltage regulator on your alternator.
When cold, it works fine, but once heated up the components wont function properly and it ceases charging your battery.
Roll on over to autozone or some store to get it tested for free. If your in europe, I'm not sure where to suggest that you go but I'm sure some place will test it for free without the need to remove the alternator from the car.
Get this fixed soon as this process (cycling it's charge very deeply) will RUIN your battery.