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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-09-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By Larrick
I have had the problem recently while working on...

I have had the problem recently while working on an ignition problem.
I have disconnected the negative battery terminal to try a "re-boot"
It has worked and it has not worked.
But the message and...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-09-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 6,321
Posted By Larrick
i will check the voltage at the X33. And check...

i will check the voltage at the X33. And check the ground.
Again, my big problems is that I do not have the car here to make quick observations.

I stopped in at a local Pick-n-Pull junk yard this...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-09-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 6,321
Posted By Larrick
So, there is a possibility that a poor ground...

So, there is a possibility that a poor ground from the starter is
interrupted by the heat of the engine increasing the resistance
at the point of ground.
Are the ground connections from the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-09-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 6,321
Posted By Larrick
I went back and looked at the early part of the...

I went back and looked at the early part of the thread.
Page 3 beginning with a 1:29 pm entry and going through to a 6:09 entry.
Describes the Relay testing.
I was getting a NO start with the 6/2...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-08-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 6,321
Posted By Larrick
Well, disappointment. The new ignition went in...

Well, disappointment.
The new ignition went in fine but there is no difference in the starting.
It will always start when cool and not start when warm.
It will start when warm only with a jump to...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-08-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By Larrick
You can buy a kit that comes with different size...

You can buy a kit that comes with different size reverse spinning drill bits and another set of
bits which then grab and spin out the screw.
They work great. The set is not expensive.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-05-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By Larrick
I meant Owner's manual.

I meant Owner's manual.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-05-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By Larrick
I believe there is a warning about this locking...

I believe there is a warning about this locking system in the user's manual.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-05-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By Larrick
Yes it is fuse #37 30 amp for the windows. ...

Yes it is fuse #37 30 amp for the windows.

There is a crazy anti-theft system which can lock you inside the car. (I was)
It will also disable the car from starting with the key.
It has...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-05-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 6,321
Posted By Larrick
Today the new ignition switch went in. If it...

Today the new ignition switch went in.
If it will start with the key after a long drive (tomorrow), that
will be the test.
I also successfully installed the new rear strut mount.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-31-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By Larrick
THe procedure is not as bad as it looks and I see...

THe procedure is not as bad as it looks and I see no reason to take the rear seat out
or mess with the seats at all.
No need to remove the toll tray holding the jack, either.

The biggest...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-29-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By Larrick
Rear strut mount replacement on a Touring

I did find a DIY http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1041783-DIY-E34-Touring-rear-strut-removal

Dose anyone has experience and could add any advice?
It looks like a real pain.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-29-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 6,321
Posted By Larrick
Well, my joy has been somewhat diminished. I...

Well, my joy has been somewhat diminished.
I drove the car to San Francisco today. it started with the key in the morning and early afternoon.
I drove back across the Bay Bridge, about 20 miles and...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-29-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 6,321
Posted By Larrick
Einstein, You say that you are only getting 9...

Einstein, You say that you are only getting 9 volts at "S" when you start the car?
I was getting 9.4 volts and a NO start.
Maybe my problems are not over.
I...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-29-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 6,321
Posted By Larrick
I will solder the connection. I did learn a lot...

I will solder the connection.
I did learn a lot more about electrical diagrams and trouble shooting electrical.
That's the positive of this experience.

I think how much more idiotic I would...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-29-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 6,321
Posted By Larrick
I will solder the connection. I did learn a lot...

I will solder the connection.
I did learn a lot more about electrical diagrams and trouble shooting electrical.
That's the positive of this experience.

I think how much more idiotic I would...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-28-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 6,321
Posted By Larrick
I am EMBARRASSED to say that I think I have fixed...

I am EMBARRASSED to say that I think I have fixed the problem.

If I had been able to find out what the proper voltage at the "S" terminal was supposed to be
I may have been able to fix it...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-28-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 6,321
Posted By Larrick
No grinding. The car starts when "S" terminal...

No grinding.
The car starts when "S" terminal is jumped and runs perfectly after that.

I just returned from consulting 2 BMW mechanics.
They were very kind to give me some time.
The first one...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-28-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 6,321
Posted By Larrick
I was able to place the one leg of the...

I was able to place the one leg of the multi-meter on the
black/yellow wire on the switch side of X33.
There is 10.6 volts there when the key is in the "start" position.
I have voltage all the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-28-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 6,321
Posted By Larrick
I did not know that one of those anti-double...

I did not know that one of those anti-double start protections existed.
That helps me understand the crazy voltage reading on the ignition.
I have the car here now, it just arrived and I am going...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-28-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 6,321
Posted By Larrick
I am going to trade my wife's vehicle so I can...

I am going to trade my wife's vehicle so I can have the BMW for a day.
Thanks for the advice. I'll be back.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-28-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 6,321
Posted By Larrick
Logic would tell me that the starter solenoid...

Logic would tell me that the starter solenoid would be constantly energized also,
if black/yellow is energized in "ON" position.

I am testing the voltage at the switch by touching one lead of the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-27-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By Larrick
Own a e34 looking for an e36 have a few questions

My Son has a 1994 525i touring .
It is his first ever car and he is now a BMW only guy.
We have done a lot of work on the car over the last five years as a member of the Bimmerfest e34 forum.

My...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-27-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By Larrick
I may keep the touring. what do think of a 325i...

I may keep the touring.
what do think of a 325i e46?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-27-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 231
Posted By Larrick
coming over from e34, I have some questions

Hello all.
I have been a member of the e34 forum for over 5 years.
My Son has had a 1994 525i touring since 2009.
We have done a lot of work on the vehicle and feel quite comfortable with it.
He...
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