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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 10-02-2014, 10:43 PM
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1995 318i Production Date 11/94 NO START non EWS ??

Hi, everyone. I have a 95 318i that has no crank. I thought this car had an ews system on it but the dealer tells me no. Apparently, however, there is some sort of anti-theft device on the vehicle. I cannot get it to crank at all and can find absolutely no information on the net about how to reset the system or bypass it in order to start the car. This is a nightmare and I don't have 2 grand to dump into the car.

Long story short: no crank, I get dash lights, and steering doesn't appear to be locking. I have tried locking and unlocking car doors with key: nothing. I have connected/reconnected the battery: nothing. I have replaced the battery.

do I put a for sale sign on the car for $600 for parts or is there something I can do to get this baby started??

Thanks for anyone's help. I am beyond frustrated at this point.
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Old 10-03-2014, 12:00 AM
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Take the glove box out and look for an aftermarket alarm system. If you find one, unplug it and then try to start the car.

Don't give up on it. We'll walk you through figuring it out.
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Old 10-03-2014, 11:34 PM
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Thanks for the reply. Can you give me a description or pic of what the module for after market security system would look like ?
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Old 10-04-2014, 12:18 AM
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Here's the one I took out of my '93 325is when it failed and shut down the car. It was stuck between the right side footwell wall and the wiper control module. I unplugged it, and everything went back to normal. The loose plugs are still zip-tied up in the dash. The small clear box is a shock/motion detector.
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1995 318is "Bebe"; 1993 325is "Elvira" 1985 635CSi "Katja" 1984 633CSi "Sylvia"
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Old 10-20-2014, 10:26 AM
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did you fix it?

has this issue been resolved?
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