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Old 05-10-2022, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Clavurion View Post
It's a feature called convenient/automatic start on these V8 engines. Ignition switch activates a separate starter relay which stays activated until the engine starts.
Ahh, thanks! Sounds like newer BMWs with push-to-start use very similar technology.

I remember a thread over on e46fanatics where someone retrofit push-to-start but never elaborated on how they did it. Maybe it’s not so difficult with the right EWS module and coding. Edit: and the relay as well
2005 4.4 x5
2004 330ci
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