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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 01-09-2013, 10:38 AM
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330ci Doesn't Crank

Hi guy's im new here been searching and finding nothing well not nothing great forum loads of info..
My problem is my Key unlocks my car but no crank, lights on the dash but just a click from the ignition barrel no starter noise, I hear the fuel pump prime.
I've had my car 3 years serviced every 6 months used daily until december i left the car outside parked up for 3 weeks went outside one day to start it and it worked the next morning turn the key lights on dash as normal but no crank left it 4 days trying to start it everyday and nothing then all of a sudden it fires up so i used it to and from work 17 miles round trip used the car for 5 days and was fine, until day 6 and it never started once i finished work, again left it 4 days and again it fired up again
I have 4 Keys
2 key fobs with remote a plastic key
and a grey topped key none of them work.

I could go outside now and its 50/50 wether the car starts


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Old 01-09-2013, 10:42 AM
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Sounds like the battery is shot....it happens quite frequently with older batteries once the weather turns colder.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:49 AM
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But if it was the battery why would it work one day and not the next i gues i'll buy a new one that would rule that out...
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:40 PM
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Might be the starter.
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