STARTER SITUATION

  • Tiny
  • quasio
  • 1985 BMW 528e
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • manual
  • 160,000 miles

I have a 1985 528e bmw. When I turn the key to start the car it does nothing. All instrument panel lights come on but I hear nothing on the starter

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Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 AT 4:21 PM

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  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
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If its not a security system issue-Could be the starter, starter relay, transmission position switch and ignition switch assuming the battery condition and connections are good.

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Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 AT 4:26 PM
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  • quasio
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What do you mean security system issue? Alarm? It doesn't have one. Have a new battery, connections are good and tight. Not sure where the Starter relay is. Is there a way that I can test to see if it is the starter?

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Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 AT 4:33 PM
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  • quasio
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Rasmataz, could it be the switch on the clutch pedal? Would that be the tran, position switch?

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Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 AT 4:43 PM
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  • rasmataz
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Disconnect the clutch switch and jumper the connector and see what happens

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Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 AT 5:24 PM
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  • quasio
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Still nothing

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Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 AT 7:11 PM
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  • Dr. Hagerty
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There is a relay module that works in conjuction with the OBC that interrupts power flow to the starter. It is in the under dash area. The large black wire with the yellow stripe is the trigger wire to the starter, putting power to that wire should energize the starter. Follow the flow with that and see what happens.

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Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 AT 12:38 AM

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