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Old 10-10-2012, 09:23 PM
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Its cheap and takes 5 mins to replace. But ur right its a good idea to replace
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:22 PM
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I think it's your starter, bc it makes sense:
Alternator got stuck and you of course tried to start it lots of times, so it's burned. Get it replaced and feel happy.
Bad starter won't throw error code
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:38 PM
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It is starter. Its dead. We pulled it out, test it- nothing. And ur right its not throwing error as its not controlled by the module. It should start tmrw.
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:43 PM
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how hard was it to pull it out?
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:47 PM
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Front subframe is off and right exhaust manifold. Its a bitch
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:58 PM
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it almost imposable to do it without a lift. right?
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:35 PM
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Well u can lift it and put it on those things that hold the car but ur going to hate ur like. Lift makes it way easier.
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:33 AM
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Front subframe is off and right exhaust manifold. Its a bitch
Just to get to the starter?
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:00 AM
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:53 AM
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The Power Module controls the following functions :

Power module functions
Optimised charging
Reduction of load-side peak consumption
Shut-down of auxiliary consumer units
Quiescent current monitoring
Distribution mode
Automatic electrical system isolation
Load deactivation
Electronic circuit breakers
Central battery voltage notification
Heated rear window (demister)
Interior lights
Boot lid and fuel filler flap control
Data memory
Fail-safe characteristics
Check Control messages
Diagnosis
When you replace something like that, is there any coding involved?
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:40 AM
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Just to get to the starter?
Yup
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:41 AM
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When you replace something like that, is there any coding involved?
Nope.
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:42 AM
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Updates?
Just got a call from mechanic. They put my already rebuild (260$) starter in and car started like champ. )) all good
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:04 PM
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just won't start

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Yesterday I heard a wineing coming from the engine area check under the hood all belts were spinning Fine not coming from there. So i got in started driving still there. Got into turning lane slowing down car cuts off . Rey starting again totally nothing. No warning lights no trans lights no have system check ny dealer not even a code. So has it towed and replace the battary still not turning over. Any idea pls help Thanks for listening 03 745i
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:28 PM
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So the car won't crank? Any other symptoms before you replaced the battery?
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:15 PM
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Not cranking at all and the only things Where passenger side air bag and parking brake malfucation codes. No power loss or anything else before this. No trans or engine issues ley is reconize press Burton only here a click coming from the trunk
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:23 PM
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The power module is in the trunk on the right side behind the door in trunk. Have someone push the button while you see if the sound is from there. It's purpose is to shut off things if you are getting too much voltage. Undervoltage effects it too. I have a power module and a integrated supply module for sale on eBay right now for cheap. Let me know if you need them. The power module new is $486.00. It can easily be swapped out yourself but it does need to be coded to you car. Here are some pics.
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:32 PM
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We did here the clicking coming from that area. Im not sure but could it be the starter?
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:48 PM
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It could be your stuck alternator
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:54 PM
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On my 550 when the alt was giving me problems every light came on the idrive this did nothing at all just went out and no lights at all but will try to play around with it

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Old 10-14-2012, 04:19 PM
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On my 550 when the alt was giving me problems every light came on the idrive this did nothing at all just went out and no lights at all but will try to play around with it

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You didn't get it: there is a difference between problematic and stuck alt.
Simply remove the belts and try to start it if you haven't burned the starter yet, try to spin the engine with the wrench
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Alternator would cause fault codes and warnings like transmission failsafe. The starter is underneath the car and under the reinforcement plate. The battery and power module is where you say you hear the sound. The integrated power supply is underneath the passenger side cabin filter.
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:16 AM
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I'm having the exact same problem, I know rest this occurs specially after a short trip I'm leaning more towards a bad starter or something preventing the starter from power
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:24 AM
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I'm having the exact same problem, I know rest this occurs specially after a short trip I'm leaning more towards a bad starter or something preventing the starter from power
Same thing over and over, look at CCCP thread he had exact same thing. The less you're trying to start it the more chances your starter is Alive.
REMOVE ALL BELTS AND TRY TO START IT!
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:24 AM
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We toke belt off turn engine it turns left and right with no problem. We then tryed turning alt pulley not spinning at all locked in place. We then checked starter its getting 11 volts try starting with belts off still nothing.

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