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Old 11-12-2013, 11:42 AM   #1
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E46 won't start

My girlfriend went into the ditch with my 01 330i and now the car won't start... I heard that they've got a safety system where it cuts the fuel and battery off... Anyone know how I could reset it without taking it to the dealers?Click image for larger version

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The battery safety terminal, it's on the positive battery terminal.
Take a look at it, if it looks burned, or discolored.
It's an explosive devise, highly doubt if it can be reset.
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:27 PM   #3
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No all the wires are connected... The stealership said I gotta take it them to get it reset... Anyone know how?


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I can't tell if the BST is the problem or not, but here is a DIY

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=745674
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:24 AM   #5
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Actually that might be the problem... I'll take a look tomorrow. Now I have no juice and my trunk won't open + the actual lock is broken so any ideas how I could get in there?


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The sky pass (I think that's how it's called) or take out the back seat.


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^Bingo. Once you have some trunk access look for the interior trunk release, give that a good yank and the trunk will open.
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:02 PM   #8
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Alright got it all done and the car is running now thanks

Now all I gotta worry about is the exhaust that's dragging on the ground


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Time to check and see why, it could be something as simple as a busted exhaust hanger or two.
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