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Thread: E36 No crank, no start but lights on dash work like normal.

  1. #51
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Bridgewater VA
    My Cars
    1997 328is, 2011 E90 M3
    My car finally messed up when I had time to work on it. So I jumped the two wires at the EWSII unit and it started right up. I figure the relay in the unit might be bad so I pulled the board out and made a permanent bypass. I really hope Iím done with this problem. Incidentally, this also has permanently bypassed my clutch switch. I donít care, so long as it starts.
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  2. #52
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Pennsylvania USA
    My Cars
    1996 e36 328i 5 spd
    Quote Originally Posted by flyfishvt View Post
    That had to be a very late production car. This topic has been covered several times over my 2 years here and it always comes to the same clutch safety switch.

    BMW has added certain items to cars at the tail end of a production run like adding EWSII and OBDII to late production 95's. I'm betting that the 323 was one of those cases. The 323 was only produced for the last two years of the e36 run.
    They started the transition of putting clutch safety switches in the late 96 and 97 e36s

  3. #53
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Auckland, NZ
    My Cars
    1996 E36 M3 Evo
    "Safety switch"?

    It's an idiot switch. Seriously, if you need one of those your driving license should be revoked.
    '96 M3, S50B32, 6MT
    + good stuff

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