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    No starter activity on my 93 318i automatic. Turn key, dash lights go on but no starter activity. Wish to physically identify locate the starter relay. I found the realy laocations in a black box drivers side, but which one is the starter relay ? Thanks I would like appreciate dome help !!
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    No billywizz, In your diagram there were no relays labeled starter relay. Thanks though !!!
     
     

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    The relay does vary in location from year to year, but usually it is up under the dash, either on the drivers side OR behind the glovebox.
     
     

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    I think it will be under the dash, it is usually put close to the alarm/immobiliser as it's the main part of it.
    If you see a relay with EWS or DWA on it, that will be the one.
    Around that age, it was quite simple, taking signals from a few different components,such as the autobox inhibitor, and the deadlock signal from the doors to stop the starter completely.

    Unless it's a different one, but it'll be nearby and connected to the EWS/DWA relay anyway.
     
     

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    Thanks to all those who answered. I found a remedy and will start a new thread (moderator willing) to figure out out to really correct the problem Thanks again, this is a great site.
     
     

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    firstly find the ews module (if they were in that early) behind the glovebox, the starter wire is thick black yellow from the key,

    the out is (if I can remember as its been many years since I messed with one) green black (1996 coupe I did a long time ago).

    check see if theres power on black yellow when key turned and out to eliminate the ews/ign key are working correctly
     
     

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