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  1. airbag sensor or ecu reset after crash 
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    I recently crashed my 318ise saloon 51 plate e46. Two airbags went off (the A pillar and the drivers door) and have not been replaced yet. I have charged the car battery from the terminal in the engine bay and the interior has power now (central locking, interior lights and dash lights all come on and work). When I try to start the car, I get nothing from the engine, the starter motor doesn't make a noise and nothing else does either. Can anyone tell me if there is some type of software that is stopping the engine from starting or is there anything that needs to be reset?
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    Just found out that maybe it could be starter motor that has a cut off switch in it. Does anyone know if I change the starter motor, will this solve my problem?
     
     

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    Since your airbags deployed, the kill switch located on the battery tripped. So now you will need a new kill switch assembly linked to your starter and your crash module re-programmed to remove the codes. You can temporarily start the car by bridging the teminal from the kill switch located on the +ve tap of the battery, using a heavy gauge wire like a jumper lead.
     
     

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