E46 M3 SMG won’t start

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  1. 30 Jul 2020 at 3:25 PM #1
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    Hi for the past 3 days I e been having problems starting my M3

    In the morning it seems to start fine but have Issues through the day starting,

    put the key in smg lever in starting position and the engine cranks but won’t start, played around with the SMG stock also checked the bonnet switches

    please help
     
  2. 31 Jul 2020 at 8:24 PM #2
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    If it cranks and doesnt start its not smg issue.
    Get codes read
     
  3. 2 Aug 2020 at 9:51 PM #3
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    Thanks, that’s the plan, it doesn’t start when the tyre moniter light and the traction light fail to go out with the ignition on, lots of people on fb forums suggesting the fuel pump
     
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  5. 9 Aug 2020 at 9:16 PM #5
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    So car messing about and ain’t starting, if turn the ignition on and the traction along with the tyre light stays illuminate I get this noise from the abs module, cycle the ignition anything from 1 to 15 times and it clears any ideas guys, reader picked up fault code P1709 aswell

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  6. 30 Aug 2020 at 11:41 PM #6
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    Have you cleared the code to see what comes back?

    As stated, the SMG wouldn't let the engine crank if there was an issue. This sounds like something else.
     

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