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Old 02-10-2013, 02:12 PM
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06 330i won't start

I had 3 codes p1415, p0171, p0174. I ordered o2 sensors from 2 different places, the first one came and after removing the old one, realized the new one wouldn't fit. Against my better judgement, my husband cut the plug end off the old one and soldered it to the new one. Car still ran poorly. Today the car won't start! Could it be due to the o2 sensor or a new problem? Made sure the battery was charged and tried to jump it, but still won't start. The dash lights and idrive come on but no sound at all from the engine.
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:23 PM
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It sounds like it's not "cranking" (in other words the starter isn't turning the engine). Is that true?

If so it probably doesn't have anything to do directly with the O2 sensors, unless your husband has shorted the wires and has killed the battery.

That bit about cutting off the wires and soldering has me concerned that he may have caused a short.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:40 PM
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Thank you for your reply. It turned out to be a dead battery. My husband didn't solder the o2 sensor while it was on the vehicle. The plastic end connections just didn't fit so he used the one off the old o2 sensor, then put it on the car.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:47 PM
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Thank you for your reply. It turned out to be a dead battery. My husband didn't solder the o2 sensor while it was on the vehicle. The plastic end connections just didn't fit so he used the one off the old o2 sensor, then put it on the car.
Glad to hear it was just a dead battery.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:57 AM
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Thank you for your reply. It turned out to be a dead battery. My husband didn't solder the o2 sensor while it was on the vehicle. The plastic end connections just didn't fit so he used the one off the old o2 sensor, then put it on the car.

Oh, dear....are you sure it's delivering the right values? That solder joint has changed resistance, unknown ammt. Wrong probe. You get the idea.
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