I've just picked up a rather neglected '96 328i coupe. It's been stood for around 2 years so as you can imagine, I'll be facing some issues
Firstly - of course the battery was dead, so I hooked up the jump leads and had power briefly (ignition lights on). Turned the ignition off and back on again a few minutes later and the lights stayed off and I have no power to anything.
Is there a "master" fuse anywhere that would prevent all electrics working? Could this be an immobiliser issue? I would've thought I'd see some dash lights if it were but I'm an absolute BMW novice.
This is, of course, assuming it has an immobiliser fitted. The alarm is a BMW 2L type with an AC38 type fob. The car key looks like it had batteries fitted at some point, but no longer does. It does like it might be a transponder type though.
Any help would be much appreciated.