HELP!!! 56 plate 116i not starting suddenly!!!!

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HELP!!! 56 plate 116i not starting suddenly!!!!

Post by hughzie55 » Wed May 16, 2018 8:38 pm

Hi everyone! First post for a while!

I have a 56 plate 116i for around 4/5 Years. Done 112000 miles (timing chain and vanos done at 70000) was driving fine, parked up as normal, babe back 15 minutes later and full power around the car but when pressed the ignition button the car does nothing... doesn’t even crank! Had multiple machines plug in with 0 codes coming up...

Any ideas??? Thanks everyone!!!

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Re: HELP!!! 56 plate 116i not starting suddenly!!!!

Post by marco_polo » Wed May 16, 2018 8:53 pm

Checked all the power cables & Earths from the battery / to the starter motor?
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Re: HELP!!! 56 plate 116i not starting suddenly!!!!

Post by hughzie55 » Wed May 16, 2018 9:00 pm

Would that include the big red plastic positive cable from the battery?

I’ve been told it could be that? What’s the best way to check? Cheers

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Re: HELP!!! 56 plate 116i not starting suddenly!!!!

Post by marco_polo » Wed May 16, 2018 9:07 pm

Yup, all the big red cables. You need to physically eyeball them from end to end, they're known to corrode occasionally.
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Re: HELP!!! 56 plate 116i not starting suddenly!!!!

Post by tweeky » Thu May 17, 2018 12:30 am

isn't this the subject of the recall ?
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Re: HELP!!! 56 plate 116i not starting suddenly!!!!

Post by stevesurrey » Thu May 17, 2018 1:09 pm

tweeky wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 12:30 am
isn't this the subject of the recall ?
Its certainly worth checking with BMW but its said to be cars manufactured between March 2007 and August 2011, so a 56-plate is likely to be before then.
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