Last night stopped to gas up my 1997 328i
. Everything was working fine when shut car off. After filling with gas, got in and turned key, no crank. Have all dash lights, battery seems strong, will operate power windows, headlights, etc. Also noticed my key fob now will not lock/unlock the car. Hear chirp , but will not lock/unlock. The interior door lock button would not work either. Replaced fuses that I could at gas station in the middle of the night, now the interior button works, but key fob still does not lock/unlock. Similar no crank incident occurred about two years ago, (except no locking issues). Turned out to be bad starter. Replaced it with best quality NEW starter I could buy. So it is doubtful I have starter issue now. Sounds like there may be an immobilizer system issue? Any suggestions?, ***** *****
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Have not started diagnosis yet. Looking for most likely cause for this issue.
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