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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If headlight do not come on, leave them on and start check ground and power.
If headlights do come on then locate the starter and fine something to tape on it, not too hard,
but before u can do this have someone set inside the car with the key turn in the start position...
Posted on Jan 19, 2009
SOURCE: 98 bmw 740i wont start
Battery is in trunk compartment. Must be positioned exactly and locked down. Not easy to do and keep in position unless using BMW battery. There is a slight size difference (BMW wants to sell their batteries - at inflated price.) Save yourself the headaches and get BMW battery. In the meantime, just move your battery position a little bit until trunk light comes on. Car will start if trunk light is on - unless the problem is really something else. Hope this helps. Let me know.
Posted on Feb 16, 2009
Try to check the alternator and also check the fuse and alwas make sure that the battery terminal is fix and it is not loose.
Posted on Jun 09, 2009
To clarify - - if the engine cranks the battery and starter are ok.
The alternator does not come into play until the engine is running.
If it cranks but won't start, you have to figure out if you are missing fuel to the injectors or spark to the plugs to proceed.
A mechanic would check that and if there are any trouble codes stored in the computer.
Posted on Jul 23, 2012
If you know for a fact the alternator is good, the problem would be the computer is not energizing the alternator, or the power from the alternator is not getting to the battery.
I would check the fuseable links first to see if any have open circuits.
Posted on Sep 13, 2012
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