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Old 01-29-2013, 12:21 PM
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Car wont Start - New battery, New Alternator

I drive a 2004 545i Sport

So i got a new battery and a new alternator installed 2 weeks ago from a bmw dealer. Cost me $3000 ++. Last night i drove the car just fine. Today in the morning the car won't respond. Had to manually unlock the car. When i insert the key no response, no light no nothing as if the car had no battery.

Took it back to the dealer who read all the fault codes and several hours later informed me that the active steering control unit is acting up. Last night after i went to bed it switch on to prepare the car for a driver. it kept switching off and on overnight which eventually killed the battery. I am now told that i have to replace this unit which might or might not fix the problem. The unit costs $2300.

I have already spent $3000+ don't want to spend more. Any creative suggestions? Need help guys
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