New to the forum, just bought my 3rd bmw, had a couple of e36's before but new to the e46 scene lol.
Basically I bought it cheap in the knowledge it needed a few bits. At the time when I went to look at it, it had been stood a while and the lad said he would have to jump it off. It jumped off fine, so I imagined it would just be a new battery, £60 and jobs a good en!
Well the first few days I had it I had to jump it a couple of times cause tbh I dont really use the car much as I use a works van.
So to cut a long story short the problem is as follows:
When I put the key in the ignition I only get the mileage reading and the CD player coming on, no dash lights or fuel gauge etc
When I bump off the car or jump it off it starts fine
I have checked the earth from the battery to the boot
I have checked fuses
I have had the battery checked at my local autoland
My mates had a multimeter on the battery and the alternator, battery is reading about 11.5v and the alternator about 13v
Does any one have any ideas or suggestions, all will be welcomed.