Is It My Starter?
My 1984 325e just died today, a block from my house. I had just started driving this morning when I came to the light and I saw the red battery indicator light up, then the engine just stopped running.
All the electrical stuff works (sunroof, radio, windows, lights, etc.) but when I try to start it, I hear the normal click (that I've read is the solenoid switch maybe) and then it kinda half cranks but seems like something's seized up. Is this the starter? I want to buy the part and take it to the service station so that they don't rip me off (being a chick and all) but I want to make sure it's really the starter before I run off and buy one.