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I have a 1996 BMW Z3----battery is good, but the engine will

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I have a 1996 BMW Z3----battery is good, but the engine will not crank and I have no dash lights. I appreciate any suggestion.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 5 months ago.

what has been checked so far?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Battery
Expert:  Steve replied 5 months ago.

how do you know the battery is good? does the radio come on? do you have interior lights? will the cabin fan blow?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Everything is dead---no lights, no radio, no dash lights---nothing.
Expert:  Steve replied 5 months ago.

I will provide an honest answer. I trust this will be appreciated. Please remember that a low rating PUNISHES me for being honest and that I receive nothing for my time until a positive rating is clicked.

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thank you for your attention to the rating requirement.

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in that case you have a power distribution failure - either the cabling is bad/loose or there is a big problem with the battery or fuse box. The problem isn't that the car won't crank, the problem is that the car has zero electrical power being distributed.

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Please let me know if you have further questions. Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you. Best wishes with your vehicle.

Expert:  Steve replied 5 months ago.
if there are no additional questions please kindly CLICK ON a positive rating