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1997 328i won't start after crash. All power to instrument

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1997 328i won't start after crash. All power to instrument cluster
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: New battery and connections have no corrosion
JA: Are you fixing your 328i yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes i am fixing myself. Did all the body work and right front steering parts
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Car is pretty much put back together but it won't crank
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How can I help you with this? Did you want to know possible causes?
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
phone conversation won't be necessary, what do you recommend
What does the car do when you try to start?
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
All instrument lights up, l can hear the fuel pump prime, just a click then nothing
Where is the click from? The starter?
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
It only clicks when the key is in the start position. When I try it again I don't hear the click
I'm not sure how to interpret that. When does it click and from where? And how do you get it to click again?
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Is there something in the wiring on the 97 328i that disconnects when the car is in a crash? I have power to everything but the car won't turn over. Nothing
What is the last 7 of the vin?
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
et97759

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there is a crash control module and also an immobilizer module that could be your issue. as a next step you really need to have the car scanned with a factory BMW scan tool that can communicate with both systems to see where the issue lies

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 3 months ago.
Where is the side impact sensors located on 1997 328i convertible?
Hi I would be happy to provide this info but I cannot answer a new question before I have received credit for my complete answer to the original question via positive rating
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Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Where is the side impact sensors located on 1997 328i convertible