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Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager
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My 96 328i turn the key lights come on, but wont crank

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my 96 328i turn the key lights come on , but wont crank motor. all ready bought new key from dealership said just put it in should start, RIGHT1 o.k. spent 150 on key and chip in key, called dealer back and asked if it had to be coded, or anything, said
96 model did not ??took ignition switch tumbler key out of car and down to dealer they looked and said everything looks & seems to be working like it should.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.


I am sorry that you have not been helped yet. I just came online and saw your question

How was it determined that the key was the issue?

A no crank can be due to a faulty starter, starter relay, park/neutral switch, clutch safety switch, wiring issue, ignition switch, battery, or key