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Old 06-03-2011, 06:33 AM
frederickscott frederickscott is offline
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1985 528e not starting

I have a 1985 528e. I have had the car garaged over the winter. I was starting it up once a week. I recently drove it and everything was fine. Over the past week, I tried to start the car, but it would not turn over. I switched out the horn relay with the fuel pump relay, still no start. I started jiggling the relays outside the fuse/relay box and the car started! I let it run for 5 minutes, shut it off and tried to start it again and it did not start.

Anyone have a similar experience?
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Old 06-03-2011, 04:13 PM
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I am going to guess that the main relay is bad or not making a good connection.

Andy
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:21 AM
frederickscott frederickscott is offline
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Ignition swith

It was the ignition switch. After 26 years, it gave up the fight. Bought a new one and the car is running well.
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Old 07-27-2011, 05:25 PM
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I had a good used one for 35.

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Old 11-17-2011, 02:44 PM
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do you still have it
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