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Sorry my bmw 1991 3181 had a problem with the starter..how can i fix it.....when start to run it didin't work so i had to use a screwdriver to initiate the starter by make it touch the starter then the engine is on....the key can't start the engine..can you please fixing my problem?

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Locate the starter wires coming from your ignition key switch. Short these out and see if the starter turns. If it does, you need a new key switch, or you can connect a press button to those two wires and by-pass the key for starting. I assume you used the screw driver across the big terminal on the starter and the terminal on the solenoid, or else the bendix would not have kicked in. If you shorted the two big terminals on the starter and the bendix did for some reason kick in, you should have a look at the solenoid first before looking at the starter switch.

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