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Steve,just prchased a new key z4 used it from dealer

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hi steve,just prchased a new key for 03 z4 used it from dealer to get home worked fine stopped to get shopping got back in car switched ignition on did not start straight away turned key again and car started got home parked up went to go out again turned ignition on and nothing happened, on ignition position 1 all lights came on on ignition position 2 engine does not start, nothing at all tried several times with same result, tried with old key with same results. Had no trouble with car prior to new key could there be a connection.Thanks Doug
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 2 years ago.

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it is unlikely for this to be related to the new key.

the key is recognized by the immobilizer which then signals the engine computer to allow start. The chances of a new key working fine, then somehow causing an issue after a few starts would be remote, although feasible I suppose. I have never seen this failure pattern, however, and think it is very unlikley. A bmw scan tool would be required to verify

I would suspect the issue is with the starter most likely, although there are a lot of things that can cause this type of no start. I would try unhooking the car battery for an hour, locking/unlocking mechanically a few times, checking all fuses and also trying a jump start.

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