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My bmw 528I WON'T START AND WON'T JUMP START

THERE ARE INTERIOR LIGHTS AND THE HEAD LIGHTS ARE WORKING THE RADIO WORKS AS WELL THE BATTERY LIGHT IS ON BUT IT SEEMS WEIRD like there is battery power and it still won't start

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  • stevekellehe Nov 17, 2008

    the battery light had flickerd a couple of times just hours before then when I went back to start it 3 hours later then seemed to have power but would start not even sound like it would turn over

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    1998 528i won't start, battery is fine as radio and other eletronic are operable. Starter does not turn

  • Floran Apr 01, 2009

    1999 bmw 528i won't start nor jump start. Replaced starter, same results.

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2009

    1992 BMW 525i has all the power, when you turn the key nothing happens, seems like the neutral safety switch is out.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    wont start but the battery is good

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Check your starter

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Hi Lisa!
This possibly is a immobilizer fault and I would be looking at the Fob/Zapper. The way the immobilizer works is to disable the starter and ignition system.
These fobs have batteries so try replacing them, if you still have the same grief it may need re-coding.
Phone or pop into your local BMW dealer with the Log book/title and ask for their assistance, It shouldn't be expensive unless the vehicle needs to towed/trailered but I'm sure a Girley smile should persuade someone to visit you at home to code the fob to the car.
Hope this FixYa's problem!
Paul 'W'
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Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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Hi Lisa!
This possibly is a immobilizer fault and I would be looking at the Fob/Zapper. The way the immobilizer works is to disable the starter and ignition system.
These fobs have batteries so try replacing them, if you still have the same grief it may need re-coding.
Phone or pop into your local BMW dealer with the Log book/title and ask for their assistance, It shouldn't be expensive unless the vehicle needs to towed/trailered but I'm sure a Girley smile should persuade someone to visit you at home to code the fob to the car.
Hope this FixYa's problem!
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