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Car wont start.when i attempt to start it all the dashboard lights up the headlights light up,the car makes a strange click,plenty of power in the battery,almost like its immobolised

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  • glynn smith
    glynn smith Oct 16, 2013

    hooked a starter box to the battery,still wouldnt turn over,when i turn the ignition everything flashes 2 3 times even headlghts

  •  ahmed
    ahmed Oct 16, 2013

    measure your batt voltage

  • glynn smith
    glynn smith Oct 16, 2013

    will do

  • glynn smith
    glynn smith Oct 16, 2013

    thanks for the help ahmed

  • glynn smith
    glynn smith Oct 18, 2013

    put a new battery in,sorted nice 1 ahmed

  •  ahmed
    ahmed Oct 18, 2013

    u r welcome

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It's battery
measure the voltage at first if blow 12 volts hook it to another battery positive to positive and minus to minus and start
if it's 12 comeback hear again and tell

Posted on Oct 16, 2013

  • glynn smith
    glynn smith Oct 16, 2013

    tried hooking up a starter box no help,when i turn the key everything flashes 2 3 times and the clock has gone blank?

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have your starter checked i sense that your starter maybe dead!

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SOURCE: 2004 325ci changed battery, but still wont start!

check the safety neutral switch on the transmission as the computer thinks it is in gear. if it is a manual transmission,the clutch interlock could be bad.put the car in neutral if it is an automatic and try it....still no? crank it over and have someone bang on the starter.it is on top of the transmission on the drivers side.the starter could have a dead spot

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SOURCE: BMW 323i (2000) yellow dashboard light comes on.

Two issues:

Yellow dashboard light: If the light is shaped like a triangle with an apostrophe, then there is likely an issue with your Automatic Stability Control or Automatic Braking System.

This can also be caused by a wheel speed sensor. It is highly recommended that you take the vehicle to your dealer as this is a safety related issue.

Regarding the "skunky smell" (sulfur dioxide, rotten eggs):
If not related to the in-dash lights, then I suspect the engine is running too rich. Check the oxygen sensor signal to the ECU to determine if it is switching normally. The engine has to run a while to get the catalytic converter hot enough to function properly. If the O2 sensors on either side of the converter is getting a bad signal, then the engine will burn too rich and eventually clog the converter.

Just about any autoparts store can read the problem code for free so just drop by one and let them give you the code, then let us know what you find.

Please let me know if this helps.

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