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Wont start after sits for 24 hrs

The car has been in the shop 4 times already. Mechanic has changed battery & alternator & has reprogrammed the transponder for the alarm. After we picked the vehicle up from maintannace it will drive fine and when we bring it home and let it sit for 24 hours the next morning my wife will go to drive it and pushes the alarm to open the doors and the alarm wont respond to open the doors so she uses the key to open the driver door and goes to start it and all is heard is a click and the car wont start. So in sumarry the alarm wont work and the car will not start. So we have to take it back to maintenance

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SOURCE: My 2004 530i won't start.

If you hear a mechanical hum then its either something with the starter or the battery. Charge your battery and see if its just a little too weak to turn the engine over. If that doesnt fix it, then you might have to replace the starter. Unless there is a serious mechanical issue, your engine shouldnt be the reason the starter can't get it to turn over.

Posted on Oct 19, 2008

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SOURCE: I cannot open the doors

This is a common fault on the series 3 usually down to the General Module 5 or GMV relays breaking down. Item is situated behind glove box reasonably easy to replace. Cost from BMW about £240.00 Can be found through breakers about £60.00. Keys will have to be recoded. See for more info.

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

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Hi Craig,
I'm running a E34 Tds Touring with a similar problem, my rear doors and tailgate have dropped of the central locking circuit.
I have been told it is the Central locking Module a large black box under the dash that is faulty, apparently a common problem.
Hope this points you in the right direction,
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Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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SOURCE: 5 series Battery drain.

Hi, you will need to remove the passenger side kick panel under the dash then you will be able to see the side of the heater box, you should be able to see a black milti plug with a 2.5mm red and white wire, if you unplug this you will see the casing for the resistor, this just un clips from the heater box and remove, replacement is just the reverse, hope this helps or if you get stuck just ask for more help, mark.

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SOURCE: door key will click open the driver door but not the passenger door

Sounds like the actuator in the passenger door has packed up. It will need replacing,but is not a quick job because the door panel has to come off before gaining access to the door lock actuator.

Posted on May 20, 2009

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