Thats actually a very common problem with the actuator. And probably the second check of any person who is a BMW/indy tech.Well, just spent some more time swapping various fuses and not much luck. The signals now work, but they now do not make that audible clicking noise. And still no radio.
A few months ago, I had a problem with my central locking system blowing fuses and thus determined with the help of this site it was the fuel door actuator. There's no way my indie mechanic would have ever determined this.
Thus I was hoping it was some other strange problem with an easy fix.
So, please chime in if you've ever experienced this and I'll keep searching the forums.
As my post above, most likely an ignition switch issue. Next time you are sitting in the car with it running, try using the drivers side vanity mirror (folded down with the light open). Try sliding the mirror cover open/closed and see if any of your issues are affected.Hate to bump a nearly 2 year old thread, but i'm running into the EXACT same issue. Bizarre!!
Anyone have any thoughts on what could possibly be the culprit?
Well it looks like I was just impatient perhaps. After two on-off cycles and 30 min of driving, the "BMW" splash screen came up, then the radio, then the turn signal indicators. Whew! Reboot is still the solution it appears. Now if I could just find out the cause...