1997 bmw 318I new battery, new starter, insert key turn to 1st position, dash board lights, 2nd position all other lights show on dash, start position nothing happens, suspect clutch start lock out since no fuelpump start on 2nd position either but engine
cranks when I short out the 2 heavy wires on the EWS 2 relay.
JA: Have you checked the battery's voltage?
Customer: Yes 14.8 Volts
JA: Are you fixing your 318i yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes, am retired master electrician, getting proper voltages on all ignition switch terminals and power on the transmitter so it seems to recognize the coded key but since this is an intermittent no crank it is hard to diagnose.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Yes, sometimes only getting 9 Volts on the input small data wire on the EWS 2 module behind the glove box and no relay click heard from its relay when trying position 2 on the key