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  1. F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    Hi, I was using Bimmercode and noticed a strange behavior. At first I started getting ignition switch on warning even when the ignition was off and I opened the driver door. I disconnected and reconnected the ODB adapter and now the warning has stopped working when the ignition is on. Any...
  2. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hello I been having this issue for a while where the car kept dying from a parasitic draw when i lock the doors but its fine when i leave it unlocked. One day when the battery died it stopped turning over and will not even recognize the key as it doesnt give "key in ignition" warning when I open...
  3. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hi, So a couple days ago I aquired a cheap BMW 530d e39 Touring 1999 that I'd like to restore into driving condition at first and later a paint job and some tuning, which shouldn't be too hard except for one problem that I don't quite know where to start. So the car has been standing still for...
  4. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I have a 2002 530i and when i was going to start my car the key went all the way, it went in too smoothly and the car was stuck as if i had the key turned right before the engine starts (everything was powered, windows, lights, ect ) and even though i took the key out the car was still on (just...
  5. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    First of all hi. I have been lurking around for a year or so and have obtained great info here. Never needed to post a thread. I have read threads all afternoon and some things sound like my case but then...somethings don't. I have a 1993 318i 5 speed. Car will not start. Ignition key problem...
  6. E52 Z8 (1999 - 2003)
    My 2001 Z-8's ignition switch won't turn. Is there a simple solution or do I need to have it replaced?
  7. E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
    So, I tried to start the engine normally but only the electric system went on. The key just slipped without making friction. Then, I tried to turn the electric system off, but the car didn't want. I had to disconnect the battery. I went to the mechanic and he found this next to the steering...
  8. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I have searched the web as well as this and other BMW sites. I see similar issues, but I need to go one step further. I have a 2003 540i M-Tech (auto) with 39,000 miles...yup, that's all. The battery AND the starter went out in December, 2012. With a new battery, the relay would click, but...
  9. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    New to this forum but not new to forums According to many previous posts about this issue i am MOST suspect my problem is the ignition switch but also the key and or security system. Here goes, I just bought a 1998 528I automatic that seems dead in the water. Symptoms are as follows Key...
  10. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    MY 2000 540I has a electrical problem that can't be diagnosed. My car always starts. The problem occurs while I am driving. I have noticed a pattern. I will be freeway driving for an hour and everything is fine. I arrive and turn the car off, fine. I get back in and drive a short time...
  11. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hi, need help with an electrical fault on my 2004 e46 convertible,when i switch on my ignition the seatbelt light keeps flashing,brake lights stay on, no horn,no stereo, and no power hood. If i continually turn key on and off it eventually clears and all works, i presume i need the ignition...
  12. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    I had an issue with the car not starting but power remaining on. After replacing the original ignition switch I can now start the switch with a screw driver and car functions fine. However, I am having a difficult time mating the ignitin switch with the tumbler in the column. Unfortunately a...
  13. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    The other morning my 2003 530i wouldn't start. The car had electricity, the starter was working, I smelled gas, but the engine just didn't grab. Finally, after about 20 minutes of trying and feeling like the car was a push away from grabbing, I just kept turning the ignition and finally the...
  14. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Hi, just like to say I am new to this BMW Forum, have read over it and quite like the responses and feedback overall, but sadly have still not managed to fix my problem as I don't want to go spending alot of money on something and not know for sure that it will or not fix my problem. The...
  15. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Car: 2002 540i Problem: Since last Jan., the car intermittently stops and based on feedback I've gotten here, I've driven the car for 5 months to test the theories (e.g., visor test, turn radio and seat warmers on while driving) and they do appear to impact the car. Everytime, I drive the car...
  16. E34 (1989 - 1995)
    Production date is 08/94 I have this really wierd problem. Doors unlock wth BMW key, stick it in the igniton everything goes in check and lights up but try to crank it over nothing happens. Has a new starter and battery, go under the hood and jump it through the starter fires right up and runs...
  17. E30 (1982 - 1993)
    Ive just got a gorgeous 84 325e Sport coupe, i want to get her going again ASAP, BUT - Ive run into a problem with my Ignition lock cylinder, maybe you can help? I cant turn my ignition at all, and in order to release the lock cylinder to pull it out or replace it, it has tp be turned 60...
  18. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    So here's the deal. My car will not start. I turn the key and nothing. No clicking, no attempt at turning, nada. The gauge cluster lights up as usual. So after doing some searching and testing, I have eliminated the following possibilities: Battery Cables Fuses Fuel pump Key This is not...
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