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Old 04-01-2008, 12:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question '02 won't start..

Hello all -- I just joined the site -- and I could use a little help...

I have a '02 325xi that won’t start. I was able to jump start it and drive it home. While driving home – the dashboard warning lights would periodically flash on and off (ABS, traction control, emergency break, check engine lights). The next day, I tried to jump it again, but it wouldn’t start. The dashboard illuminated and the radio and headlights came on, but the starter solenoid only ‘clicked’. I checked the battery, and the battery indicator was black (indicating that the battery was in good condition). Also the battery connections were tight and not corroded. Where should I check next? I assume that I have a loose connection somewhere since the jump start wouldn’t work. Could it be the battery ground wire? Whats the easiest way to get to the starter to check that connection?

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That what you experienced(flashing dashboard lights, clicking sound, etc.)mean you battery is gone.It is time for new one.Black indicator=baterry needs to be serviced.Green indicator=battery is OK!
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check voltage on the battery it is most likely dead....
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