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E36 (1991 - 1999)
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:26 PM
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Mein Auto: 1996, 328i convertible
Security light on

We just bought a 1996 328i convertible. I love the car! I went I go to a meeting and it cranks but won't start. I was SO bummed. Its a beautiful day and i was looking forward to a topless drive. The little red security light is constantly on. I've tried several things, nothing major, but can't get it to work. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:59 PM
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Little red security light is supposed to be on, I believe. Flashing or steady light? I know you said constantly, but it could be constantly flashing.....
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:40 PM
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Security light may or may not be related. I'm just sad it won't start. I will have it towed to repair shop tomorrow. Will let you know the damages.
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:38 PM
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It was the ignition switch. Running great now. :-)
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