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chances are that the plastic portion(electrical) of the starter switch is cracked and jamming in position . probably caused the bendix solenoid to burn out thru constant voltage feed. I would either have the starter rebuilt completely or purchase a complete rebuilt to install.
sounds like the battery disharged. If the key was on along with the lights than 20 minutes would be enough to drain the battery. Try a jump start. it should get you going. I would have the battery tested after driving for at least an hour at highway speeds just to make sure it is good.
Hi Fadi, Salem, The BMW is fitted with a safety device which stops the key going to the start position twice, in other words it stops the key from being turned and engaging the starter motor if the engine has been started. It is normal. Shalom John
It sound like you might need a new battery. What you need to do is remove the
battery and take it your local auto parts store and have them quick charge your
battery then apply a load test on the battery.
If your battery is OK. Then there are a couple things that could go wrong. No
voltage from the ignition switch to the starter solenoid. Next is the starter
solenoid has gone south faster than Willy Coyota can catch the Road Runner. If
both are bad then each needs to be replaced or fixed. Also one more thing the
alternator gone south. Get you can running and check the voltage across the
battery while the car is running it should be about 13.8 to 14.1 volts.
check your starter and see if it is loose, this will cause it (starter) to use more amperage to start which leaves less amperage for the rest of the electrical system (maybe the long start problem too), hope this helps, let me know