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2007 328i 71k miles not starting inside indicator lights

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2007 328i 71k miles not starting inside indicator lights come on windows up/down radio lights but no engine stop/start when push button
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

hello, what question did you have about this? did you want to know possible causes?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year 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.
Thank you for your attention to the rating requirement.
The most likely cause on this model is by far a failed starter. This is a known weak spot on this car.
Other possibilities would be an issue with the car access system/ immobilizer, key, transmission position switch, low voltage / power distribution or steering lock
If you want to try some quick things you can try a second key, a jump start, unhooking the battery for an hour to reboot systems and checking all fuses.
Most likely you will need the starter replaced, though
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.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you that is what we are leaning towards
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.
You are welcome please kindly click on a positive rating
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.
Are you having trouble selecting a positive rating?