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Old 06-29-2017, 05:07 PM
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2007 525i will not start.

Went to leave for lunch and everything in my car worked perfectly. Put the fob into the ignition. Ignition went from position 1 to 2. Steering wheel came to my settings and car started fine. It was raining and i drove through 4-8 inches of water that was flooded on a road. Went back to work and turn off my car. 5 hours later i went to leave to go home so i put the fob into the ignition and it will only go into position 1. I can hold the brake and hit the start button but it will not go pass position 1. I have never had this problem happen to me before. I read on previous forums it could be the ibs but i havent disconnected it just yet i was able to take a company truck home and ill work on getting the car started tomorrow. I have also read it could be the CAS but i was not getting a steering wheel lock fault. The steering wheel is in the lock position right now but in the past it would also allow the car to start. I tried jumping the car before i left work thinking it was a faulty battery but that didnt work. I also disconnected the battery for 30+ minutes and it did nothing either.

Could driving through the water cause a problem where the ignition wont go into position 2? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am not a mechanic but am mechanically inclined. I work at a big truck shop and have a few guys that could help but need to know where to start looking.

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Old 06-30-2017, 09:32 AM
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Welcome to Bimmerfest! I've moved your question to our E60 5 Series forum, you'll get more help in here.

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Old 06-30-2017, 10:14 AM
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Weird for sure. I can't decide whether to ignore the water as just a coincidence or force myself to think if it could be related.

Time to connect a BMW specific scanner to read codes. Carly or Foxwell will do it
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