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Have a 1990 525i and the window buttons stay lit when car is off and i think its draining the battery, is it normal for them to stay on?

The window controls are in center consul. Are they suppose to stay on when car if off?

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Do not believe it should stay on. Does it stay on even after you open the door and remove the key? Does it ever go out? Let me know and I'll try and help

Posted on Feb 11, 2013

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  • steve lewis Feb 12, 2013

    it will only go out if the battery is disconnected otherwise it stays on. thx

  • William Robinson
    William Robinson Feb 12, 2013

    Not completely sure on the 5 series, but on the 3 series there is a relay in the front fuse holder under the hood that acts like a power relay for the car.. Are any other accessories on as well like the radio, turn signals, heater fan etc?To check to see if the relay is stuck, just pull out each relay one at a time and check to see if the light goes out. I'll look up the schematic andd let you know if there is another avenue to investigate. Let me know

  • steve lewis Feb 13, 2013

    . no, nothing else stays on. I'll check those realys and get back to you, thanks



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