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      03-16-2015, 03:58 PM   #13
Reborn_
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Drives: 2007 BMW Z4MC
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: SoCal

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So my problem did not go away. It goes to step 3 just fine (every time) - but the car will not try to start - starter doesn't engage. After as few as 3 attempts or as many as 20 attempts (pulling key completely out, trying again) it will finally just fire right up, no problem. This was the same issue I had prior to replacing the starter switch per this thread. Most times, the car starts fine on the first attempt.

I have 2 thoughts now - starter solenoid (if that can be replaced independently of the starter - does anyone know?) or continue working my way up the ignition system towards the key. Any input would be appreciated.

-Frustrated.