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There are a few things that might cause this1) bad key - try another one
2) bad brake light switch - make sure your brake lights work. If not, the switch
3) shifter not fully in park (auto transmission only) - try moving it around a
4) bad ews immobilizer (or car access system) - nothing can be done, dealer equ
5) bad transmission position switch (auto transmission only, located on side of
6) bad clutch switch (manual transmission only, located above clutch pedal) - thi
7) Totally dead starter / solenoid - not likely, you would probably get some
8) bad ignition switch/cylinder - also unlikely as you would generally not get alI hope that is helpful, please let me know if you have further questions, or if I can clarify anything for you.It has been my pleasure to help today and I wish you the best of luck with the vehicle. If satisfied with my assistance, please press the green "ACCEPT" button so that I may be credited for helping today. I am not credited or compensated whatsoever until you press the green ACCEPT button.
>>>>>>PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO PRESS ACCEPT <<<<<thank you in advance.Stevel other functions / power to come on inside the car in that case.
noise from it if this were the case.s is what signals the car that the clutch is depressed and is safe to start. transmission, accessed from under car) - this is what signals the car that it is in neutral/park and is safe to start.ipment is required to fix. When this goes bad or out of alignment, the car does not get the proper signal that the correct key is present, and therefore, the car will not start and the starter will not be allowed to engage.bit, try starting in both park and neutral is above the brake pedal.There are a few things that can cause this. While not all can be trouble-shooted at home, I hope this information will be helpful to you, and possibly yield a solution.
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Unfortunately it could just as easily be one of the other items as well, so I would not blindly buy / install a part without further diagnosis being carried out. Also this is not a part that you can easily install at home unfortunately.
If there is a BMW or European import specialist shop near you they should be able to help you, and avoid the 2 hour trip to the dealer.
I have already answered your question.
It is most likely that your transmission position switch is bad. The car will need to be towed to confirm and for the repair to be carried out.
what else would you like to know or are you looking for in an answer that I am not providing? I have answered your question as well as your follow up questions, so I am not sure what I am missing? Please let me know and I will be happy to assist further.
This is not something that can be done at home. It requires special equipment. You are not going to be able to diagnose this at home, or repair it.
I am sorry that I cannot have a simple fix for you that will allow you to drive your car, but this is the reality of the situation and I am just being honest with you - which I expect is appreciated.
You will need to have the car towed to a shop at this point, there is no way for you to diagnose or fix this yourself in your driveway. It is not uncommon at all for vehicle failures to be un-fixable at home...