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I am having a problem with my beemer it wont start i think it has a inhibitor being automatic.when i turn the key all the usual dashboard stuff lights up but when i turn it to the startin g position nothing happens its not a dead battery problem it just seems to be that no connection is made to the starter it usde to kill the radio when turned to start but this doesnt even happen any ideas anyone out there would appreciate your help
no when the car was ok the radio went off during starter o[peration now nothing happens radio remains on lights remain on but no response from starter battery is ok and i also tried with jump leads to be certain
this sounds like a possibility guess im just gonna have to get it towed somewhere i can get underneath it .one question before i go my key is damaged the Key blade is almost completely detached from the electronic part though the buttons still operate the alarm central locking etc is there anything in the actual remote control that immobilises the starter i have another key that i can initialise (and have done so) but the blade for this key doesnt fit ignition locki tried with new key electronics and old key blade still nothin?
it cracked a few months ago its just been getting worse with each turn of the key .the car was parked on august 30th it was running fine then i was away for a week and when i got back it would not start so the car hasnt moved since august 30
ok chinonca thanks for your help ill take on board what you said and ill let you know how it turns out but as its 1:30 am its past my bed time so g`night and thanks for ya help anyone else got any thing to add feel free ill chek out hear in the morn before i go to it
I'm currently having the same problem with my 98 528i. I just had the ignition replaced and it would sometimes not crank on the first try. Now it won't crank at all. I'll have to check the battery in the key. The car battery is new but I 'm also now having problems with my cluster signalis in side the car wont flash, cruise control and radio are also not working. The mechanic said it has to do wiht the bus for the cluster and taht I would have to take it to the dealer to fix. Maybe that's why it won't start.
When I bought my car, I only rec'd 1 key with it, and no code for the radio.
Display just says 'code'. I had problems starting my car, until it quit starting at all. I bought a new battery, and I had the same response after that, nothing. No, click, no whirr...silence. I had the starter taken out and took it to be tested. The first try, the little part that goes in and out to engage the starter (pinion? bendix? was corroded (please excuse my 'girl' descriptions...I will learn). The second and third test showed all the numbers to be right, so I new it was just that cruddy part. After I got it all cleaned up, I had it reinstalled and it started the car with a wire from the starter to the battery terminal, but with the key...still nothing. After reading a bit more, I have a couple of questions. Could my onboard computer need to be reset? How? Could my key need to be recoded? How? When I turn the key to the accessory position, all the lights come on. Everything seems to work but the radio, still, and starting the car. I read somewhere to but the key in the ignition and turn it on and off 5 times real quick, with the doors shut, unlock, and relock 3 times and it would reset the key code. OK...don't laugh. Where is the lock/unlock switch? It always locked when I started the car so I never needed to find it before. Also, will this really work? I also read something about putting the key near the outside mirror, brcause this is where the resetter is located, or something. Please let me know if these are actual methods, and if they might work in my case. Is there a better solution?
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