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Old 01-16-2013, 02:38 PM
maxeaus maxeaus is offline
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Originally Posted by Supercourse View Post
The only way to rule out one of the many sensors, or something else in the electronics, is with the BMW diagnostics at a dealer or well-equiped independent.

Worth the admittedly high price before going to the trouble and expense of removing things to test the starter motor.

But don't rule out the battery yet - a battery can fail in a way that prevents even a jump start getting through it.

The fact that you couldn't get the remote unlocking to work last week is suspicious - might not have been the key's fault and it got broken while slicing it open.
I am actually getting a new battery today before i send the car to the dealer just to be sure, as its my original battery anyway which is now 7 years old!

Actually the small nodule snapped off in the key, but it still might have been because i had to press so hard because the battery wasn't full power, anyway in a couple of hours i will know for sure with a new battery.
2006 X3 3.0D
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