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Bought my first BMW after 50. Why?
1996 Black 318IS Coupe M44, E36 (5) speed.
Was running like a top. Decided to update alternator, belts, tensioner and waterpump. ran well but slightly different for one month.
One rainy night I tanked up and drove thirty miles to home and left in the driveway, although it's always garaged. Next morning it would turn but not start. Like it was missing a spark. Plugged in my code reader into the data port and it was unable to read the codes. I then disconnected the battery
negative cable and now it will turn, make some clicking sound, the speedometer needle spins wildly.
Do I have an Electronic Control Module problem and did I mess it up by removing the terminal??
Can the ECM be reset or is my only option to bring it to a BMW Dealer??