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Experience:  BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
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I have a 1 series 116es I put my fob in pressed the start button

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I have a 1 series 116es I put my fob in pressed the start button and the car did not even attempt to start absolutely dead,any ideas??
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 4 years ago.
What do you mean "dead" - no electric power? Or it just didn't attempt to start?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Didn't attempt to start,electrics seem ok ie radio came on and dashboard lit up

Expert:  Steve replied 4 years ago.
There are many things which can cause this type of concern. In reality most require professional diagnostic equipment and/or replacement parts to rectify. There are some simple things you can try as well.

I am happy to suggest simple things to try and detail likely causes, however, you ultimately may need to have the vehicle towed for professional repair.

Please let me know if you would like to proceed.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

? I thought you would have suggested things to try already!! Thanks for yout help I will look somewhere else,

Expert:  Steve replied 4 years ago.
I have several things to suggest, but will only do so if you are okay with the fact that these may not work. If you do not wish to proceed given the reality that the car may need to be towed, then I will happily opt out of your question.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Please opt out thanks

Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 4 years ago.

Hello, welcome. My name is Mike, I will do my very best to
assist you with your question.

How old is the vehicle battery?

How old is the key fob battery?

Do you think you can get to the starter motor?