Very strange happenings to my beemer…
It’s a 2001 530d stationwagon (I live in Germany, Armed Forces) that has electrical issues galore. When I turn off the car, pull out the key and open the door, the radio stays on. In fact, I’ve come back to the car after being inside somewhere and it’s turned itself back on. On top of all this, my battery is drained all the time, but I don’t think it’s the radio’s fault (completely). I also have another strange problem.
There are times when, after being in the market for 15 minutes or so, I come back and nothing turns on. The dash is dark, the doors won’t unlock using the FOB or door actuators, so I hook up the jumpers to the terminals and touch the other ends to each other, make a big spark, and then everything is fine and turns back on.
Who and what is haunting my car?