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procopio89 10-26-2011 09:21 PM

E30 rookie help
 
Ok so I just picked up an E30 325I it was working good but one night I was a lil baked and excited about getting on the road so I sat in my car and started fooling around with my center console and now my car won't even crank over I don't know if i presed somthing to stop the voltage from going in to my igintion but I need help if any one knows what I did wrong I accept full blame for I am a noob to the E30 and yea a retard :)

Ceeker 10-26-2011 10:15 PM

check your fuses..I had this happen to me a couple times..also check your neutral safety switch..(white box) under the shifter.

everlast 10-26-2011 10:23 PM

You mean, you were playing with the "code" button on the OBC?

Ceeker 10-26-2011 10:47 PM

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Originally Posted by everlast (Post 1531518)
You mean, you were playing with the "code" button on the OBC?

oh!! that's right..forgot about that thing...lol...

procopio89 10-26-2011 11:09 PM

Thanks I'm going to check that out tomorrow. Another question on cold start my car shuts off unless I rev the engin to warm up I was thinking idle control valve any thoughts?

frankie591 10-26-2011 11:12 PM

your battery may be drained low enough to still run lights and stuff but not enough to turn over. I know when I was getting mine on the road I had to always have a battery tender on it because the alternator was never really charging the battery.

procopio89 10-26-2011 11:16 PM

Yea I was playing with the code button...........also its not even cranking after I played with the button.......I may have ****ed up?

egye30 10-27-2011 03:05 AM

the "code" feature on the OBC is an anti theft feature, its kind of like a stock kill switch, it uses a programmed code by the owner to cut the fuel flow from the tank to the engine, that way if somebody manages to hotwire your ignition, they still wouldnt get too far. and the only way to turn it off again is by entering that code again, so this is where you hope you weren't too baked to remember the code lool.. if not, check the fuses by the battery in the trunk, i had one blow on me the first day i got mine and it drove me insane till i found out what it was, had to tow it home and everything lol.. good luck!

procopio89 10-27-2011 03:09 AM

I bought the car used the owner never gave me a code is there anyway around it ?

Bullet Ride 10-27-2011 03:10 AM

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Originally Posted by procopio89 (Post 1531522)
Thanks I'm going to check that out tomorrow. Another question on cold start my car shuts off unless I rev the engin to warm up I was thinking idle control valve any thoughts?

Could be a bad coolant temp sensor. If the car thinks its warm it'll be injecting less fuel at idle then when it's cold, but in reality the car is actually cold. The problem will go away once the motor is actually warm. Once you can get it to start just unplug the coolant temp sensor and see if it makes a difference.

procopio89 10-27-2011 03:10 AM

And also what dose obc stand for

Bullet Ride 10-27-2011 03:12 AM

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Originally Posted by procopio89 (Post 1531543)
And also what dose obc stand for

On-Board Computer.

egye30 10-27-2011 03:14 AM

OBC stands for On Board Computer i believe

procopio89 10-27-2011 03:15 AM

Thanks I seen that there were wires cut at the rad it self no where else but I need to know is there anyway around the killswitch that I stupidly presed

egye30 10-27-2011 03:23 AM

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Originally Posted by procopio89 (Post 1531542)
I bought the car used the owner never gave me a code is there anyway around it ?

well considering you've driven the car before, and you only had problems once messing with it.. that can only mean either it had no code and you set one by playing with it, orr you miraculously got the right code that was set before and activated it.. but im not even really sure how it works so you'd have to do a little research and im sure you will find how to reset it, i know this info only because i was curious what that button was for and searched it up and decided not to mess with it after lol (apparently the owners manual tells you how it works im not a 100% on that, if you dont have one i can check mine tomorrow and get back to ya)


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