Another 325i 1995 that won't start - ANY INPUT

Hi all. I've own this car for just 4 months. It's 110,000KMS.
Yesterday I filled up on my regular gas station but when I went back inside the car it no longer starts. The same thing happened to me a
month before and all I did is leave it for a couple of hours. This time a couple of hours didn't do it. I left the car overnight and today this noon, I was able to start it again.
On my way home I noticed that my fuel gauge dropped. It gave me a feeling that it will not start again if I turn it off. I was right.
When I start it all lights are on as normal, however no cranking. I checked my starter and solenoid. It looks like the is no power being sent to the solenoid. I say this because I checked it with a meter with key in ON. I also jumpered a +12 V to the solenoid and the started cranked the engine, although it won't go running as if no fuel or ignition.
Now I'm thinking it's the EWS system. Perhaps any switch/ or relay in the auto transmission that failed? I have no experience troubleshooting an EWS system. I'm not even sure if I got the EWS or EWSII as my key look nothing especial except for the little light and just a battery inside when I oppened it. Even the spare is solid plastic.
One thing I'm sure is that power to the starter is being cut-off by something. The car has central locking system and the alarm is CLifford.
I have seen this problem posted but no clear or reported resolution. Maybe you've seen this happened please comment.
Also can anyone who had the EWS replaced comment on how much I looking at if needed to be replaced.
Thanks All!
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I would inspect the operation of the key switch first; got to make sure the start signal is coming out of the switch and making it to the ecu.
Also disconnect your Clifford alarm...
Blake
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Here's Dave's reply after he got his fixed - from his original post of July 29th:

David P.Naylor wrote:

In Case anyone else wants to know My no start 94 ,turned out to be the camshaft Sensor. A supid 60 dollar part caused alot of headache over the years.....Thanks for all your help

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Dave's issue doens't seem like mine. His starter is cranking I believe. My engine is running beautifully before this happened.
Anybody had their EWS replaced? HOw much did it cost you?
Thanks.
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UPDATE: I towed the car to a BMW specialist garage. Diagnostics point to "system lock-out". Somehow the EWS is not accepting or getting code from the keys.
Tomorrow, I am forced to get it towed to dealership.
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bimbim wrote:

sounds as though the resistor in your key has died, or just dirt buildup in your igntion switch...Whati was going to say before i saw this post , was try slaming your gear shift into park ( if automatic tranny) if you have a stick then check the clutch safety switch, on the clutch pedel mount....
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Thanks. Actually, even the spare key doesn't work. The car is sitting in dealership right now. They said the EWS module needs replacing. Hard to argue with that. It's coming from Germany. I believe they are made VIN specific.
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