Car: BMW E46 3-series 318i (1998-2005 model)
I recently returned from working abroad for four weeks. Unfortunately I had to leave my car parked on the street for the duration (I usually do this two or three times per year).
- Battery was completely drained past the point of no return (measured 5.2V). Replaced battery with new one
- I can't control the left/right turn lights with the stalk. No left/right indicator lights on dash, no clicking sound, no exterior lights.
- Hazard lights work fine (relay clicks, left/right indicators flashing on dash, all exterior lights working)
Hopefully the fact that the hazards work, but the left/right stalk doesn't should give an informed person a fairly good clue as to what's gone wrong. I wonder if whatever electrical fault has caused this also drained the battery.
I've left the battery disconnected in the meanwhile.
Any ideas appreciated.