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Old 05-31-2015, 08:38 AM
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1993 525it windows stopped working, no engine won't start

I brought a 93 525it wagon last month. After the first few days it wouldn't start without a jump so I go a new battery. After that the car did run but the electric windows stopped working. So I tried resetting them. During the reset the window did go down but then it never went back up. So I was stuck with the window down for a day, then the next morning my car wouldn't start at all.

When I try to start it the lights come on,the AC, the radio works, pretty much everything is responsive besides the windows and it not starting. But there's a weird buzzing sound that sounds like it's coming from right behind the dashboard. It last a few seconds.
There's also a blinking SRS(airbag) light on the dashboard, that's been there since I've had the car.

My friend says it's the anti theft system that's locked me out and there's nothing I can do because the car doesn't have the original radio..

If that's not the issue I have no idea what's wrong. I don't know much about cars in the first place.
It's been sitting in the garage for days, I'm trying to figure out if there's anything I can do before paying to have it towed and repaired..


Does anyone know what the issue could be ?

(also I meant "now engine won't start"

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Old 06-01-2015, 09:47 AM
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I've moved this to the E34 5 series forum, you will get more help in here. Have you tried jumping it again?

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Old 06-01-2015, 11:23 AM
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Fusible link. Check bmwe34.net under maintenance/electrical. Easy fix.
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Old 06-03-2015, 07:45 PM
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Not fusible, car would start if it was only the fusible link.

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Old 06-03-2015, 08:25 PM
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I can't really think of what the connection between a no-start and wonky windows would be, but, under the rear seat in the fuse box, fuse 37 (I believe 30A but not sure) is the central body electronics (windows, locks, etc.) See if that helps your windows.
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Old 06-05-2015, 07:11 PM
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Yes it is fuse #37 30 amp for the windows.

There is a crazy anti-theft system which can lock you inside the car. (I was)
It will also disable the car from starting with the key.
It has something to do with the door lock synchronization.
Google it for an e34.
The two events may not be related, just coincidental.
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Old 06-05-2015, 07:12 PM
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I believe there is a warning about this locking system in the user's manual.
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Old 06-05-2015, 07:12 PM
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I meant Owner's manual.
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