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first verify the basics--fuel and spark. If these are present, then timing. It may be your crankshaft position sensor. A scan would help verify but with the car not starting, you would need someone to bring a scanner to the car...
get car onto diagnostic machine to find the fault, then you can decide if you want to fix it or get the garage to do it for you....
ive been in the trade for years and with modern cars guesing whats wrong is too costly..computers are good for somethings.....
you can buy a cheap scanner that will put this light out,i have a mechanic working for me that stands on the roof ,tweeks the radio and has one foot on the brake whilst turning on the lights and he puts out nearly every service light you can think of but he wont show anyone least of all me,but if it its a 99 model iam sure you can put the light out by using a 12v electrical screwdriver with the light inside and a cable comes out the end with a clip .then going across the pins on the special BMW connector block it will go out with the resistance of the bulb across it ,but ??big but ?does it have an OBDII connector or the round BMW type because we dont have OBDII on pre 2005 cars here in spain .Now we do and guess what ??its all encrypted software used ...makes me a dinasaur
you could have one of many faults. It would be dvisable to read the fault memory of your engine mangement unit. sounds like your throttle housung unit is more than likely your fault, but is impossible to know without using a diagnostic computor
I finally fixed this problem! Not sure if it will work for everyone
but it did for me. My new mechanic said there is an electronic
10 pin connector hooked up to the throttle body and mine had
2-3 pins that weren't making a good connection....THAT'S IT!