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    Hi all, I have just purchased a 323i convertible 1998 a few days ago and was having trouble with the hood opening and closing. I spent an hour closing it this eve as it kept stopping at each change if action. When it finally closed, I had no ignition lights on the dash apart from the mileage/trip counter. It will turn over but not start. I have checked all the fuses and all seem ok. Really miffed. Any one know how to over come this problem. Thanks
     
     

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    Flat battery first guess


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    Think the battery is ok, it turns over really quickly, but i have no lights on the dash like oil, battery, etc? none of the gauges work temp or petrol?
     
     

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    Then that looks like a non OEM immobiliser cutting the ignition live after the switch or a fault ignition switch.

    When the ignition is on but you have no warning lights does any other circuit that only works with ignition on, like rear demister, work? (ok rear demister is a bad example on a vert)


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    Yeah everything else works like the roof, windows, obc unit, apart from the climate control.
     
     

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    A lot of that stuff comes on at first click, except climate at second I think. Get a voltmeter and check out the switch


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    Found a broken earth on a relay under the glove box. Reconnected to earth and all going now. Thanks for your help :-)
     
     

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