> Summer wrote:
> > "malt_hound" wrote:
> > > Summer wrote:
> > > > Taken it to BMW dealer twice and of course
> it wonít act up
> > > for them.
> > > > Doesnít start sometimes and have to wait 20
> minutes or less
> > > before I
> > > > can try it again. All the lights come on
> but the engine
> > > wonít turn
> > > > over.
> > > > Anybody ever heard of this or know what it
> could be? One
> > > thing it is
> > > > not is key chip-or so Iím told.
> > > >
> > > Right. I believe that the symptom for the EWS (key
> chip) is
> > > the engine
> > > turns over but won't catch. Your problem sounds
> more like a
> > > starter
> > > solenoid of physical keyswitch problem. Does it
> make any
> > > clicking noise
> > > at all when you move the key from position 2 (run
> position) to
> > > position
> > > 3 (momentary start)?
> > >
> > > -Fred W
> > It makes no clicking noise but all the electrical stuff
> still works. I
> > know this sounds crazy, however it happens most often when
> the weather
> > is hot and muggy.
> Well, I need to make a correction. I broke out the wiring
> diagrams and
> on the starting circuit page there it is, plain as day: The
> (Electronic Immobilizer Control) module works by interrupting
> circuit from the ignition switch to the starter solenoid. So,
> it would
> be the most likely reason you are getting the symptom that you
> One input to the EWIS2 module is the automatic transmission
> range switch
> on cars fitted with an automatic. If yours is an auto I would
> jumpering out that switch before I did anything else. If that
> does not
> resolve it, you could see what happens when you jumper from
> pion 1 to 3
> on the EWIS2 module (bypassing it).
> -Fred W
What about a manual transmission? Would it still be the same switch?
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