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Old Yesterday, 11:46 AM   #1
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Car won't start after cover with blower replacement

Could use some help. I was having the cricket noises so I replaced the cover with blower part from this thread on the other forum. Other Forum

Seemed pretty straight forward.

Turn key, everything powers up but the car won't start.

Any help would be great.


Edit* Tried old fan and car still not starting. Gauges and everything else come on fine.

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Please be more specific on what blower and details of what you did. it is confusing as to what you mean.


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Old Yesterday, 12:49 PM   #3
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Could use some help. I was having the cricket noises so I replaced the cover with blower part from this thread on the other forum. Other Forum

Seemed pretty straight forward.

Turn key, everything powers up but the car won't start.

Any help would be great.


Edit* Tried old fan and car still not starting. Gauges and everything else come on fine.

Thanks
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You battery is just dead. It happens to a few who keep their car alive while they work on it.

First things first. What is the battery voltage on the hidden OBD menu and how old is the battery?
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You battery is just dead. It happens to a few who keep their car alive while they work on it.

First things first. What is the battery voltage on the hidden OBD menu and how old is the battery?
I have no idea where to find the hidden OBD menu.

Battery was replaced Sept 2013 but it did sit for most of 2 years since then.

Charging jump box, cables are in wife's car.
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Please be more specific on what blower and details of what you did. it is confusing as to what you mean.


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Sorry, there is a blower under the drivers side dash that is the fan for the electric box.
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I have no idea where to find the hidden OBD menu.
Hidden OBC Menu: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=239619

And +1 on the battery voltage; would be the first place to start.
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Hidden OBC Menu: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=239619

And +1 on the battery voltage; would be the first place to start.
Thanks, battery shows 122, so 12.2
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Check your #3 fuse in the E-box fuse carrier. If your power was on, you could have blown the fuse.



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Check your #3 fuse in the E-box fuse carrier. If your power was on, you could have blown the fuse.



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Happen to have a picture or something? Only fuses I am familiar with are in the fuse box in the glove compartment.

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Happen to have a picture or something? Only fuses I am familiar with are in the fuse box in the glove compartment.

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The one in the middle, not the one I'm holding up.

F4 on fuse block
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The one in the middle, not the one I'm holding up.

F4 on fuse block
How in the heck do you get that little box open?
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How in the heck do you get that little box open?
Search. Someone already posted a how-to somewhere.
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The fuse carrier is located under the black cover where your dme is located. In your engine compartment left side back by the firewall. 4 hex bolts hold the cover down.

Just check it first with a DVMeter. Dont need to take the cover off if you can use a DVM. If it is bad, then look on how to open and replace it.


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The fuse carrier is located under the black cover where your dme is located. In your engine compartment left side back by the firewall.

Just check it first with a DVMeter. If it is bad, then look on how to replace it.


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Hi, no DVMeter. I have the fuse carrier out. Still searching on how to open it. Thanks
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Hi, no DVMeter. I have the fuse carrier out. Still searching on how to open it. Thanks
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That's what I was trying to do with no luck.
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Fuse is not blown.
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Fuse is not blown.
Then luckily all you may have is a dead battery. FYI 12.2 is ~ 50% (or less) of a full charge.

If you're hesitant about spending money, jump it and find out.
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Just tried to jump it. Still not cranking at all.
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