Question about 1997 BMW 328
It is damaged and I cant get my car to start because it cannot read the key chip anymore..........
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1996 bmw 328i wont start
Possibly. 1st have the battery checked though. Pull it out and have a parts store check it (free service). All the lights may work, but the battery may not have enough 'juice' to crank the engine over. Is there a click, or no sound at all? Check terminals and connection at starter also to make sure all are clean and tight.
If battery checks out as fully charged and ok, then pull the starter and have it checked out. Good luck.
Posted on Jul 24, 2009
micro switch may have failed. have a very close look in the door latch fixed to the car...there should be a very small square pressable switch.. open the door and press your finger inside the latch against the little button, the window should drop and raise. If you dont have one there its on the inside of the door lock mechanism.
Posted on Oct 16, 2009
Have had this problem. Solve it by reading the owner's handbook, which gives clear instructions. Do not use the key in the tailgate door before reading the instructions.
Tommy owner of 1996 model
Posted on Nov 02, 2009
YOU WILL NEED TO REMOVE RADIO AND CALL LOCAL BMW. GIVE THE SERIAL NUMBER AND THE CAN GIVE YOU THE CODE. VERY EASY TO REMOVE. FLIP TWO LITTLE FLAPS BACK ON EACH SIDE OF UNIT IN THE FRONT. WILL FIND TO VERY SMALL ALLEN BOLTS. LOOSEN BOTH AND RADIO SHOULD POP RIGHT OUT.
Posted on Apr 29, 2010
Testimonial: "thank u for your help. I called a dealership, and they told me same thing. When I pulled out radio, the code was written on back of radio it works"
I had the same problem, after having the car towed to four Seasons, it was discovered that the electrical portion of the ignition switch was defective. Works like a charm. Part number 61 32 8 356 026 Hope this will help.
Posted on Nov 16, 2010
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