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Starter engine dead???

No sound when turning the ignition key.  Band new battery, all fluids just changed, etc.  Could it be the starter??? Can I replace it easily???

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  • samuelc777 Jan 06, 2009

    i have a 1985 900 i, i have owned it about two weeks. there is a clicking behind the console. I believe that there is a thing behind there like a module, but what exactly what it does I dont know, it may have to do with the ignition. I know that I have to by pass the system so it never happens again. Once I work it out I will get back on here and list it. then may be it will help other.going to rip out the front seats and then console so that I have a clear view of all the wiring harness. Fun an games. when this happened before I charged the battery, but that doesnt make sense as there has been no drain on the battery. I will get to the bottom of it. Franz

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More than the starter motor it is probably the ignition block.
If you have practice servicing your car you can easily test the starter motor, connecting it to battery (ensure you have neutral gear on).
More likely you will need to change the ignition barrel, that is usually cause for this problem.

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