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#64 of 85 Re: 2007 bmw 530i wont start [michaelmig]
by kirstie_h HOST
Mar 30, 2012 (12:26 pm)
Michael, I'm really sorry that you had to go through a bunch of hassle before you eventually got a solution, but I am SURE happy that you decided to stick around and help other owners who probably have the same problem, same solution! Thanks for doing that.
#65 of 85 Re: 04 BMW 525i not starting [james27]
Mar 30, 2012 (1:52 pm)
I had the alternator checked the day before it stoped starting it showed a voltage of 14.9, so its not the alternator. I wonder if it's thte cable since they have a recall on the cable for 04-10 bmw 525. But anyway it still will not start I tried to remove the cables to the battery and retighten them but still nothing. Do you have anyother suggestions?
#66 of 85 press request
by kirstie_h HOST
Apr 16, 2012 (11:15 am)
An automotive organization would like to speak with used car buyers who bought cars that they later found out were not up to date on recall repairs. If you are willing to discuss your experience, please email PRedmunds.com no later than 10 a.m. Pacific /1 p.m. Eastern Friday, April 20, 2012 with your daytime contact information.
#67 of 85 5 series 5201 1995 beamer wont turn over =(
Apr 22, 2012 (5:17 pm)
hey gys my 95 520i bmw wont turn over when im trying to start it? any reasons as to why it wont start? it started this morning then when i wen to move it at morning tea it wouldnt start
#68 of 85 Flashing messages 5301 won't start
Jun 15, 2012 (9:36 am)
When I tried to start my car, it made a strange clicking sound. Not a low battery sound, something different. My nav system started flashing on and off, every message came up on the dashboard, the transmission message was foremost, all flashing off and on. Battery is fine, just has the recall completed. Car will not turn over.
When I turn off and remove key the transmission message continues to show for about another 30 seconds.
When I turn on key, not engine, all messages flash and radio and navigation flash on an off and on. This is a mystery.
#69 of 85 Re: Car Will Not Start - HELP!! [archangel_350]
Aug 19, 2012 (9:53 am)
I have the same problem with 545i ,The car starts sometimes and soesnt start sometimes ,when it starts everything is normal i could able to drive 1800 miles nonstop without any problem. I gave my car in the dealership in St louis MO, they kept my car for 3 weeks and still they don't have the answer for the problem ,they say e-cas should be replaced it will cost 800$ i said yes. they replaced the e-cas and still the same problem ,now they say something else and they are hoping to hear the solution from the factory,still my car is sitting in the dealership waiting for solution with a surprise bill $$$$$ later
#70 of 85 Re: Car Will Not Start - HELP!! [lennyk1]
Aug 19, 2012 (2:32 pm)
Lenny, replace the Integrated Supply Module. Part# 12-52-7-510-638. Cost $116 (not joking). It will permanently fix your BMW and you'll once again love your car like I do. Let me know if it works! Michael at: MichaelAtlantaHomes.US
#71 of 85 Similar starting problems, but some differences
Sep 23, 2012 (5:29 am)
Good morning, all! We are so grateful for this thread and the symptoms related to a possible integrated supply module replacement.
My husband has owned his '07 530xi (65k) for not even two months and has gotten to drive it less than three weeks worth of time. Got the car to the dealer (short version) where they decided that the replaced battery had never been programmed to the computer. They said we may or may not still have to replace it after they charged it fully and removed all the low voltage codes it was flashing.
The car ran fine for almost two weeks after purchase, then randomly would not start. It seems the major difference between our problem and those of many posters here is that the car would crank, it just would never turn over. It also never stalled on the road. It only stalled once, but that was after a successful attempt to start the car and then only a few seconds after the engine turned over and began to run.
We have had the car back from the dealer for less than a week, and this morning it would not start again. Now, however, the starter cranks and the engine turns over then stalls. Doesn't sound like battery to me. It is colder now (had out first frost last night at around 31degrees F), but the car is garaged.
Do we think this could also be an integrated supply module problem? I think hubs is at his wits end, but are now afraid we are stuck with this car because we won't resell to someone else knowing it has these problems. And we really don't want to spend a fortune fishing around for answers at the dealer.
FWIW, the first mechanic we had the car in to before getting it to the dealer (local , reputable and experienced with Beemers) had it for a full five days before the car decided not to start again. He successfully turned the key several times a day for every one of those five days.
#72 of 85 Re: Similar starting problems, but some differences [steveshannon]
Sep 23, 2012 (6:38 am)
Sorry to hear about your frustrations, been there and know the feeling. Well my biggest complaint was always that the car would not turn over at all when pressing the start button, however it did randomly shut off as well a few seconds after it finally started. So you are seeing one of the three or four symptoms that I saw which were resolved by replacing the IVM. Normally I would think that the car not starting (but turning over) could be traced back to a lack of spark, fuel, and diagnosed fairly easily, BUT given the complete havoc that a bad IVM can cause (without throwing a single error code) it wouldn't be a bad place to start. Also, since the part costs about the same as a few light bulbs in that car - it won't hurt your wallet too much to replace it even if you are wrong.
The dealer at first refused to change mine as since it wasn't throwing any codes, BMWUSA wouldn't reimburse them for the part as they couldn't justify the change (mine was under warrantee) but I was to the point where I would have just bought the part myself and put it in...isn't that hard.
But after changing mine, the car has been rock solid for almost 8 months now.
#73 of 85 Re: Similar starting problems, but some differences [jondhoughton]
Sep 23, 2012 (7:37 am)
Thank you, you bring up excellent points. I also am strangely encouraged that the ivm does not throw codes. The dealer did address every code they were given and the car still won't run. I am thinking a part is in order; hubs is fairly adept at car DIY so why not, right?