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BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 09-10-2016, 07:20 PM
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Car won't start - 'Ignition Malfunction' warning -

My car won't start.

I got an 'Ignition Malfunction' warning today, on my 2006 530i, and the Car won't start.

I was getting my car detailed at my house.

One of the guys told me he couldn't get my car started. I thought maybe it was that spare key.

I went outside with my regular key. I tried to start it, nothing.

I was hoping they drained the battery, but it wasn't. Tried to jump it, nothing. Checked it with a Volt meter, it read fine.

I got the "Ignition Malfunction warning. Is there an easy fix?

PS. Maybe the spare key ( which the battery was probably drained having not used it in a couple of years) was the problem. I tried initializing my daily key. An easy process, but it never did the last step of locking, and unlocking the door.

Do you need the key initialized to start the car?

Could using the dead spare key UN-initialize the daily key I use?

Last edited by lockedandloaded; 09-10-2016 at 07:34 PM. Reason: Car won't start - additional question
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