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    Hi,

    Please can someone help? Have recently purchased an E46 325i SE Auto 2001 Yreg. It has front end damage and for some reason there has been a fire in the boot? Does anyone know what has caused this and how we can stop it from happening again? Also the airbag has gone off and there are no dash lights, not sure why? Can anyone shed any light?
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    Do you have any pictures of the fire damage in the rear?
     
     

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    Hope this helps?
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    Are you sure it's fire damage and not just an adhesive/sound deadening or similar spray? The reason I suggest this is because there's no signs of anything being melted and all the wiring is still loomed up

    It could be a form of grease to prevent poor terminal connection.
     
     

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    I would say that's due to a poor connection on the large lead, this would then cause the large lead pictured to get hot where it bolts to the plastic part on the wheel arch, if it had a wheel arch liner then that may have caught and we have a fire.

    The same principle with jump leads, when you are cranking a car over on jump leads they get hot if you have a poor connection or have a lot of current travelling through the clamps.

    I presume the fire damage is localised to that single area?
     
     

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