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      07-04-2012, 03:39 PM   #1
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car wont start 06325i

So as the title says, car won't start. Was in the middle of car wash, and then all of a sudden the abs light came on. Couldn't go anywhere or anything since in the middle of the car wash. Then a red exclamation with a circle around it, with bumps on the outside, looks like a gear almost? And car shook, then died. Car then wouldn't start and a gentleman and myself had to push car out. When i try to start the car, it try's to turn over and then computer shuts off. I can't take it anywhere right now its 4th of July and its stuck at a gas station. any help to try would be appreciated. And I have read several things about it being starter or battery but in the middle of car wash just die like that?
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      07-04-2012, 11:25 PM   #2
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anyone???? i got it started, drove it home and on the way home it started it all over again. abs, dsc,dct all came on and went into limp mode. and luckily home but wont start yet again
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      07-05-2012, 06:48 AM   #3
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have you added any mods lately or had any services lately? sounds like it could be a sensor or something. best thing is have taken to an indy or to dealer and have it scanned. also if it was in the car wash something could have got wet and caused a short cicuit somewhere. good luck with the solution
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      07-05-2012, 11:47 PM   #4
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Looks like water got somewhere it doesn't belong. You have a brake malfunction which triggers a ABS and DTC malfunctions as well. When you say it doesn't start, is it a crank no start, or no crank at all?
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      07-06-2012, 04:26 AM   #5
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well guys i did get it started, ses light stayed on. then all the other lights came on and car died again. made a weird sound when i pressed on gas. i hope its just the alternator. if something got wet that shouldn't have isn't that a design flaw or something? my car is completely stock, only "mods" i have done were that i put eyelids on thats about it.
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gonna have it towed to a shop in the morning, i hope to god its nothing really expensive otherwise the car will be parked for quite awhile.
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      07-06-2012, 07:18 AM   #7
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i guess im sol because no shop can even look at it until next week. lovely.
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      07-06-2012, 07:57 AM   #8
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Did you get the red battery symbol before the car died? These cars kind of freak out when voltage drops causing the instrument board to light up like a christmas tree. Just had the alternator die on my E90 and these are similar symptoms to what I experienced.

Good luck man, sorry for the issues...
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nah no red battery, last thing i got before it died was the red gear light, i think it means limp mode????? anyone know anything about the bav tech tool?
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No that's a brake malfunction. (you said it had "bumps on the side) Limp mode is a yellow half filled engine.
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oh ok thank you. so hopefully just a brake sensor or something...i guess that would shut it down as caution???
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So what happened?!?

So what happened?!?...did you got it fixed?...was it the alternator?..if so hoe mutch did it cost you?...thx!
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still haven't gotten it fixed yet. went out of town and just got back in town today. so going to try again this coming week as long as nothing comes up. i ordered a cheap diagnostics tool just to see if maybe it shows anything.
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So as the title says, car won't start. Was in the middle of car wash, and then all of a sudden the abs light came on. Couldn't go anywhere or anything since in the middle of the car wash. Then a red exclamation with a circle around it, with bumps on the outside, looks like a gear almost? And car shook, then died. Car then wouldn't start and a gentleman and myself had to push car out. When i try to start the car, it try's to turn over and then computer shuts off. I can't take it anywhere right now its 4th of July and its stuck at a gas station. any help to try would be appreciated. And I have read several things about it being starter or battery but in the middle of car wash just die like that?
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Could be your torque convertor clutch stuck ? Who knows, have the code read by a shop (or a bavarian tool, the regular code reader will give you little info).
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yes but the color is red. i dont have the idrive so little detail. but would that cause it to stall out and die like that?
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if it is transmission thats under warranty so ill be ok with that lol
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Honestly I don't know. The fact that it failed first inside a car wash points to an electrical/sensor problem, but it may be unrelated. If the ECU detects a condition in the gearbox that would make it grenade itself it may just decide to prevent you from starting. Without a proper reading of the computer and a visual inspection, this is all speculation.
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      07-22-2012, 06:38 PM   #18
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well thank you i appreciate your help. when i find out whats wrong, ill let you know all know! thanks!
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believe it or not a battery caused my car to send all sorts of signals, abs, flat tires, i cant remember as it was last summer on my 325i just thought id inform you
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I made a thread called Warning, Starting, Problems which was about the same situation like yours but I solved mines with a battery change. There was another member having the same problem like me but for him a new Crankshaft Position Sensor fixed all his problems.

So try searching for my thread maybe some info on there will help you out.
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      07-25-2012, 04:41 AM   #21
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well thak you both! I guess ill just remove the battery and have it tested! Hopefully thats all it is...REALLY REALLY appreciate the help!!!
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so what was it?
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