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Thread: Coffee spill = flashers stuck on.

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    Default Coffee spill = flashers stuck on.

    Yes I feel like an idiot, even though I know the dreaded coffee spill happens to many. I might be able to find info through a search, but I have work to do and I am worried about my battery dying.

    What is the best approach - can I easily remove the buttons to get beneath them and mop up the spill?

    Many thanks,
    Greg

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    find the fuse and pull it.

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    Yup. Work the ends of the switch up and unplug from the connector. I would probably dry w/ a cloth, maybe spray some contact cleaner, and leave it unplugged for a day or so. Don't know if that would affect you normal signals or not, but easy to check.
    Tom Walrod
    Quote Originally Posted by G Feller
    Yes I feel like an idiot, even though I know the dreaded coffee spill happens to many. I might be able to find info through a search, but I have work to do and I am worried about my battery dying.

    What is the best approach - can I easily remove the buttons to get beneath them and mop up the spill?

    Many thanks,
    Greg

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    Default use lots of contact cleaner

    use lots of contact cleaner. It worked for me on sticky switches. may need to keep after it for a few days to flush out the gunk.
    Thanks,

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    I did the same thing about 3 weeks ago set down my coffee, put the gear selector in reverse....wtf? O yes, my coffee, all over. My hazards started flashing, I pushed the button a few times and they went off. I have yet to clean the switches, the one touch still works on my side, the passenger window goes down but not up, without some effort.....fun trick to play on the passenger on a 5 degree day.
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    Hmmmm I believe at this point most people on the board would say that your car is more that likely useless. You'll need to part it out to get maximum value out of it. Can I have your interior door panels?
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    Im interested in the engine / trans too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 632 Regal
    Im interested in the engine / trans too!
    You don't want my original slushbox with 200k on it :P but the 540im.....I uh, already pm'd dibs!
    1993 525iA M50TU
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    I cleaned mine out with Q-Tips

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