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to answer your question, no, there is no activation swtich that needs to be turned on. there is some kind of mechanical or module fault preventing start. you will need to have the car scanned with a factory BMW scan tool to verify the cause..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.