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Yellow battery icon. After I put gas in car it would not

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Yellow battery icon. After I put gas in car it would not start
JA: Does the engine turn over? How old is the battery?
Customer: Engine turns over briefly. Not sure of battery age. Purchased car in 2008
JA: What is the model of your '08 BMW?
Customer: 325xi
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Jumped car last night but this morning it won't start. Yes I was thinking of diy depending on issue
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: It worked fine all day yesterday and no indications of anything when I went to get gas. I thought maybe I let gas get to low
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Kevin replied 1 year ago.

Hi I'm Kevin when you try to start now with jump what happens ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It tries to start but cuts off. Yesterday it didn't turn over at all
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It is a 2006
Expert:  Kevin replied 1 year ago.

So without jump does anything occur ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It was jumped only once last night and this morning when I went out it did not start
Expert:  Kevin replied 1 year ago.

Ok and this morning what happens ? Do you get dash lights ? What happens when you go to start ? Do dash lights stay on ? Have you tried to jump this morning ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No jump this morning. Dash lights stay on. It won't start but it turns over a little like it is trying to
Expert:  Kevin replied 1 year ago.

Do you have a scan tool ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No I don't.
Expert:  Kevin replied 1 year ago.

I will opt out at this point. It's difficult to find why it won't start without a scan tool another tech will assist

Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.
Have you tried a jump yet today?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No I am just taking it to the shop tomorrow thanks for responding
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

you are welcome good luck.