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Okay, I was going to do a search, but there were so many things that went wrong all at once, I just couldn't find any key words to search for... so here goes...<p>I am driving and my 4 ways come on all by themselves... surprised, I turn them off. About 4 minutes later, they do it again... I check to see if I have any messages, and there are none. I get off the highway and as I am waiting at the light at the end of the off-ramp, I get a message: "Break Failure Stop Safely"... about 15 seconds later, I hear 3 or 4 quick clicks which seemed to come from the headlight control area, and then my cluster went dead... radio stayed on, but no tach, speedo, gas.. etc, and no power windows, and no Active Chassis Lights... car sayed running.<p>I drove the remaining 60 seconds home and parked it. I shut it down, and turned it back on... the dash came back, showed same message again for a split second, and then changed the message to "SRS Airbag..." and I can't remember the rest. I also had no power steering at that point, but I was able to close my windows and sunroof. I left the car running and heard a few clicks again, and every time I heard it, the climate control would cut out for a second. So...<p>Is it safe to drive to the dealer tomorrow (where I already had an appointment to replace my steering rack which is rattling, but safe)? And also, is this series of events indicitive of something known, here?<br>
 

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Re: God doesn't like R's! (JOSBRO)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JOSBRO</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Okay, I was going to do a search, but there were so many things that went wrong all at once, I just couldn't find any key words to search for... so here goes...<p>I am driving and my 4 ways come on all by themselves... surprised, I turn them off. About 4 minutes later, they do it again... I check to see if I have any messages, and there are none. I get off the highway and as I am waiting at the light at the end of the off-ramp, I get a message: "Break Failure Stop Safely"... about 15 seconds later, I hear 3 or 4 quick clicks which seemed to come from the headlight control area, and then my cluster went dead... radio stayed on, but no tach, speedo, gas.. etc, and no power windows, and no Active Chassis Lights... car sayed running.<p>I drove the remaining 60 seconds home and parked it. I shut it down, and turned it back on... the dash came back, showed same message again for a split second, and then changed the message to "SRS Airbag..." and I can't remember the rest. I also had no power steering at that point, but I was able to close my windows and sunroof. I left the car running and heard a few clicks again, and every time I heard it, the climate control would cut out for a second. So...<p>Is it safe to drive to the dealer tomorrow (where I already had an appointment to replace my steering rack which is rattling, but safe)? And also, is this series of events indicitive of something known, here?<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Roadside assistance should tow you for nothing. If you're having major electrical issues, I'd have them move it for you. You could lose the ECU, E-Throttle, etc. <p>Sounds like a bad short somewhere causing haywire stuff. This has happened here, but I can't remember that many symptoms at once!
 

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Re: God doesn't like R's! (JOSBRO)

God is punishing you <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: God doesn't like R's! (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">God is punishing you <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Perhaps the wrath of the BMW roundel? Too much trash talking and look what happens. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: God doesn't like R's! (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">God is punishing you <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>perhaps he is teasing us all with a car that is sooooo close yet so far <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: God doesn't like R's! (JOSBRO)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JOSBRO</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Okay, I was going to do a search, but there were so many things that went wrong all at once, I just couldn't find any key words to search for... so here goes...<p>I am driving and my 4 ways come on all by themselves... surprised, I turn them off. About 4 minutes later, they do it again... I check to see if I have any messages, and there are none. I get off the highway and as I am waiting at the light at the end of the off-ramp, I get a message: "Break Failure Stop Safely"... about 15 seconds later, I hear 3 or 4 quick clicks which seemed to come from the headlight control area, and then my cluster went dead... radio stayed on, but no tach, speedo, gas.. etc, and no power windows, and no Active Chassis Lights... car sayed running.<p>I drove the remaining 60 seconds home and parked it. I shut it down, and turned it back on... the dash came back, showed same message again for a split second, and then changed the message to "SRS Airbag..." and I can't remember the rest. I also had no power steering at that point, but I was able to close my windows and sunroof. I left the car running and heard a few clicks again, and every time I heard it, the climate control would cut out for a second. So...<p>Is it safe to drive to the dealer tomorrow (where I already had an appointment to replace my steering rack which is rattling, but safe)? And also, is this series of events indicitive of something known, here?<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I've had that happen to me once. everything is dead except door locks and car is still running!!!!!<p>Kudos for Volvo engineers, at least they dont' allow yourself to be locked in. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: God doesn't like R's! (JOSBRO)

Definately have roadside assistance tow it in to be on the safe side.
 

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Re: God doesn't like R's! (I Roll)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>I Roll</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Definately have roadside assistance tow it in to be on the safe side.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>K, thx
 

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Re: God doesn't like R's! (JOSBRO)

Christine, is that you?<p>I would suspect a grounding issue with the ECM or other major electrical failure. Thankfully you already have a service appointment set up! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: God doesn't like R's! (stevectsai)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>stevectsai</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p><br>Kudos for Volvo engineers, at least they dont' allow yourself to be locked in. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>However, NOT BMW. <br>I was locked (and I mean LOCKED IN) in my 540 3 times <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> POS Bimmer
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>However, NOT BMW. <br>I was locked (and I mean LOCKED IN) in my 540 3 times <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> POS Bimmer</TD></TR></TABLE><p>can't even pull the knob out? <p>you're lucky you don't have those Heico doorpins <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Main reason why I stay away from those doorpins, even funnier if you have them flushed to a point you can't pull them out.
 

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Re: God doesn't like R's! (NRM8573)

yip... never an electrical prob. Now with 39K... WHAM! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>stevectsai</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Main reason why I stay away from those doorpins, even funnier if you have them flushed to a point you can't pull them out. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ya I would reccomend anyone that installs them at least have the back door pins at a height in which you could easily unlock them. In case you ever drive into a lake <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <------just a firefighters opinion<br>
 

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I know the driver side door unlocks automatically when you pull the handle, making it impossible to lock yourself in an R. Or is that an electrical controlled response?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>stevectsai</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>can't even pull the knob out? <p>you're lucky you don't have those Heico doorpins <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Main reason why I stay away from those doorpins, even funnier if you have them flushed to a point you can't pull them out.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Knob goes flush, no way it can be pulled out.<br>I was stuck 3 times for over 1/2 hour each time until the car decided to unlock me <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jdog</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I know the driver side door unlocks automatically when you pull the handle, making it impossible to lock yourself in an R. Or is that an electrical controlled response?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Electrical
 

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Re: God doesn't like R's! (JOSBRO)

Actually........I love the Rs of the world.........I just like to f#$k with some people <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>GOD
 
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