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CA540 02-07-2013 11:01 AM

2002, 540i Won't start, intermittent...
My 540 6MT sometimes doesn't start. Turn off key, turn back, still no turn over. Then,
3rd or 4th time, turns right over. go two weeks, starts fine, then one day, same no start, try again, and it starts.

It feels like a dead battery but would the battery quickly come back to life?

Any help appreciated. Thanks.

mbell666 02-07-2013 11:39 AM

I'd go for ignition barrel or clutch pedal switch. Car will not turn over unless you have the pedal down, fault switch could cause it to believe clutch is not down.

HTK12 02-07-2013 11:50 AM

I would start by pulling the codes.

stephen bruke 02-07-2013 08:00 PM

i think you have a short on your positive battery cable. next time that happens tap/shake the battery cable and it will work.

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