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Asking for help from an 02er with some free time


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So, I've had several wiring woes lately. The PO that did the swap just didn't do everything with great polish, loose connectors have been my bane for weeks. My car sat for 3 weeks undriveable because of a shoddy connection between the fuel pump and ignition. I was too newbie to see it, or realize it was wired without a relay...?

Anyway,I drove the car home thursday afternoon, parked it. And now I'm not able to start it. It doesn't even appear to have power, no lights, nothing. Also, no switches were left on. I tried jumping it to no avail.

I would like to know if an 02er in the bay area would like to spend a day helping me sort out the problem and some of my wiring? I'm not knowledgeable with electrical curcuits, but I can, and want to, learn - just need a mentor. I want to solve this once and for all, and if you teach me to fish, then the rest I could gladly handle.

I'm not looking for freebies, we can discuss what would make it worth it for you. I would also pick you up, give you gas money, or tow the car to your garage/shop if you don't want to hassle. I'm positive it's a lose connection somewhere, I'm just too clueless to figure it all out (it's kind of a birdsnest, to me at least).

Please let me know, email at citizenchan@gmail or leave your info and I'll contact you.

Thanks a bunch.

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Thanks for the response. It's a 318i Stock motor with all FI parts and Ljet.

It's a real mess with the wiring.

Today, I was thinking I should suck it up and go in there. I can't be overwhelmed anymore and so I started by tracing the lines from the battery (in the trunk) to starter and on. Turns out it was a bad/corroded/grimy connector on the starter. I tweaked it and got it running again.

While I fixed this particular issue, it would still be great to get some expert coaching when/if you, or any one else, is free.


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