Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > M Series > E46 M3 (2001-2006)

E46 M3 (2001-2006)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-03-2011, 05:22 PM
jbridge jbridge is offline
Registered User
Location: Canada
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 3
Mein Auto: 2003 M3 Convertible SMG
Starting Problems (SMG)

Hello all.
I have a 03 M3 Convertible SMG.
Works fine 63,000 miles.
On Saturday it wouldn't start - nothing.
Pump comes on when doors are unlocked.
Looked on forums and saw the info on the smg relay slamon relay, push hard on brake etc...
Last night started right up, drove normal, restarted fine.
Today, no start.
Installed new salmon relay switch & still won't start.

Help!

Its a long tow to a dealer!

Joe
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 05-09-2011, 03:57 PM
sfca-325i sfca-325i is offline
humanum est errare
Location: Northern California
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 652
Mein Auto: which day is this?
Won't start as in car won't even crank? Or does it crank but does not catch?

If the former, check out m3forum. It's a bad starter.
__________________

David


2004 e83 3.0, 2003.5 e46 M3 Cic, 2008 e9x 335xia, 2008 Sienna XLE Limted AWD
========================
Gone: 2006 B7 A4, 2003 Honda Pilot EX-L RES
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-09-2011, 06:46 PM
jbridge jbridge is offline
Registered User
Location: Canada
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 3
Mein Auto: 2003 M3 Convertible SMG
Thanks Dave
Won t even crank. Last night it started right up. I took it for a drive and it drove fine. Started again 3-4times as a test
.
This morning nothing. Wont crank.
It isnat the dealer now so I will post the prognosis.
Joe
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-10-2011, 09:49 AM
sfca-325i sfca-325i is offline
humanum est errare
Location: Northern California
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 652
Mein Auto: which day is this?
Here's the relevant thread ... turn the key and nothing, however there is power to the accessories.

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...hlight=starter
__________________

David


2004 e83 3.0, 2003.5 e46 M3 Cic, 2008 e9x 335xia, 2008 Sienna XLE Limted AWD
========================
Gone: 2006 B7 A4, 2003 Honda Pilot EX-L RES
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-10-2011, 11:11 AM
jbridge jbridge is offline
Registered User
Location: Canada
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 3
Mein Auto: 2003 M3 Convertible SMG
Thanks David!
I will let you know how I make out.
Joe
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-06-2011, 12:34 PM
jc_///m3's Avatar
jc_///m3 jc_///m3 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Tennessee
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 184
Mein Auto: 2011 535xi ///M Sport
Your battery may be the culprit. In my erratic driving and storage habits, I've gone through 4 batteries in 7 years.
Good luck.
__________________
2011 535xi, Space Gray/Black Nappa
Retired: 2004 ///M3
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > M Series > E46 M3 (2001-2006)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms