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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 07-30-2008, 07:03 PM
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BMW 323i Wagon Wouldn't start

Earlier today after filling up 20 dollars at a local gas station, I could not to restart my car. The power of my car disappeared completely as if someone all of a sudden cut the power off. I couldn't even lock or unlock my car; nor was there any engine lights. When I tried to jump start the car (I was able to lock and unlock my car door and engine lights came on), but the car would not start. The starter basically made the CLICK, CLICK, CLICK noise and lights were constantly blinking, but the car just would not restart. Anyone has any idea?

I have a bmw 2000 323i wagon.
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Old 07-30-2008, 07:13 PM
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Earlier today after filling up 20 dollars at a local gas station, I could not to restart my car. The power of my car disappeared completely as if someone all of a sudden cut the power off. I couldn't even lock or unlock my car; nor was there any engine lights. When I tried to jump start the car (I was able to lock and unlock my car door and engine lights came on), but the car would not start. The starter basically made the CLICK, CLICK, CLICK noise and lights were constantly blinking, but the car just would not restart. Anyone has any idea?

I have a bmw 2000 323i wagon.
More than likely your battery is toast. I'd have it tested at Autozone or something. Easiest fix and free for the test
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Old 07-30-2008, 07:38 PM
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I concur with Smolck, sounds like your battery has seen better days. The AutoZone replacements are less expensive & better than factory batteries.

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Old 07-30-2008, 09:43 PM
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Also check all connections and clean them. Even the ones going to the relays and starter.
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:21 PM
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But I had no problem starting the car leaving home; I went directly to the gas station. Shouldn't the battery die out gradually? If the battery is not good, I should at least be able to see light-on when the car door is opened. In my case, there was no power at all.
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But I had no problem starting the car leaving home; I went directly to the gas station. Shouldn't the battery die out gradually? If the battery is not good, I should at least be able to see light-on when the car door is opened. In my case, there was no power at all.
Not always. Batteries are funny things sometimes. Run up to the local parts store and have it tested. It's free and easy. If the battery IS good, then you can go looking for bigger issues.
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