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Engine wont start on my bmw 318 auto

The engine wont start battery charged all electrics working.Originally the engine wouldnt turn off(faulty barrel)A mechanic took of the casing and the engine could be turned on and off with a screwdriver(to get me home)An autoelectrician came and removed the clifford alarm(which i asked him to do)He couldnt get the engine to start(no starter motor noise etc)And said it was a problem with the relays,but he thought a signal was being sent to the starter motor,but he hadnt got a manual The car is an automatic.

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Check fuse # 46 and break lights bulbs
they are on same circuit as the Ignition switch on 1995 318 it maybe the same for yours

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