My newest addition is a 1972 R75/5, it's a toaster! Among a few small problems (that's why it was sold) is a mystery wire in the headlight bucket. In the picture it is the short green wire that I am pointing to. Here is what I have to deal with; the ignition key will not work propertyly, it needs to be held down to activate the instrument warning lights and of course to make the starter fire off, if I tape it down it starts and runs. However, no headlight except for the flash function on the dip switch. No turn signals at all. Someone or perhaps a gremlin has been in this headlight bucket before as BMW did ot use those blue wire connectors when adding a wire!!! And a couple of other odd connectors.
My question is where does this green wire go? anyone have a picture?
And what is the fix for the ignition switch? How do you remove it from the housing so it can be cleaned?