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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 09-02-2012, 10:20 AM   #21
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:36 AM   #22
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Go back to the battery, OP...even though it's new and even though you have the voltage you want to see, that doesn't mean you have the amperage to start your car. It could test fine out of the car, but you know, it's not really pushing anything out of the car...no load on it.

Try jump starting your car...if it starts, then drive for 20-30 mins. on highway. Keep the donor car revving a little and keep them hooked up for 5 mins. or so. Also, double check that your starter cable/connections are good (particularly under the + terminal under hood).

Also, do check that bst...check that battery cables are tight...wiggle them and pull up on them...we've had many cases of that issue happening.

If you've been making a lot of short trips and no long ones, that's why the battery could be new but otherwise drained.

Eliminate battery for sure before moving onto other things.

Clutch switch also, as has been mentioned. Do you have a clutch stop? Remove it.
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:36 AM   #23
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Ugh, same problem on my 03. Tapped on the starter nothing. Fuses all ok. I read a thread that said re-sync your key. I bought the car and only got one key so I don't want to cut it open to try to even attempt to replace the battery. How would I check the clutch switch to see if that is my problem??? Not replacing my starter as a last resort if nothing works any new insight would be greatly appreciated
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:08 PM   #24
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Ugh, same problem on my 03. Tapped on the starter nothing. Fuses all ok. I read a thread that said re-sync your key. I bought the car and only got one key so I don't want to cut it open to try to even attempt to replace the battery. How would I check the clutch switch to see if that is my problem??? Not replacing my starter as a last resort if nothing works any new insight would be greatly appreciated
well my problem was the ews so i changed that and did a resync between the ews and the dme and presto that was it, try scan it so you could see the real problem any doubts pm
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