Hi Im hoping someone can help because i've run out of ideas!
I have got a 1995 e36 318is coupe which every so often decides it doesnt want to start.
I turn the key and all i get are the lights on the dash but nothing else. Starter doesnt even make an attempt.
I first thought it was something to do with an aftermarket immobiliser that was fitted, so i have removed it, which didnt work.
Then i was told it could be the transponder in the key so i got a new one from BMW but that hasnt helped either.
I have also checked the starter relay and the ignition switch but both are fine so its not that either.
I think its something to do with the EWS system, so when it was in the garage for something else i asked them to look at it. They came back with the EWS ECU being the fault. However i have put it into a BMW Bosch specialist since who said they thought that would be unlikely as they usually either work fine or not at all.
So i asked them to look at it and tell me what it was if not the ECU, but they couldnt find anything and told me i would have to take it to them with the fault happening. Problem with that is it only does it once every week or so, and if you leave it for a bit it will usually start, so its no good callin anyone out because by the time they get to it, she starts up fine and i look stupid! lol!
So my question is, has anyone had this fault and how did they fix it? Are there any obvious solutions that i havent thought of yet?
I think its going to be trial and error to fix this so any help would be much appreciated. As its a really annoying fault and has left me stranded for an hour or so in the past! Would like to get it fixed!