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I turn the ignition key and the lights appear on dash but from the engine is just a clicking noise........ was wondering if electric starter or starter motor??

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  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2011

    battery seems fine cause it started 10 mins before with no problem

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    tur key ,dash lights up,starter does nothing

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Have you tried jump starting? It could be low battery. Car needs at least 12+ volts to start

Posted on Jan 02, 2011

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    Mical Caterina Jan 02, 2011

    Try moving gear shift lever through gears, my M5 did this once and it did same symptoms

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