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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Sun, May-23-2010, 10:32:09 PM   #1
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Default Car won't start after oil change - SMG light on

Hoping that maybe someone ran in to this before and can give me some light..

Car is an '02 with SMG.

Ran car for about 15 mins prior to changing oil to get it up to operating temp.

jacked car up in the front while it was still running to get it prepared to drain.

Turned car off, left in 1st with emergency brake on.

Performed oil change, everything back together as it was prior to doing oil change. Lowered car down to original position.

Went to start the car up, car will not start, wont click over, or do anything.

SMG light is now on, when I put transmission in to 1st, it flashes 0, and 1 will not come up. When I have car in 1st, I can push it around as if it was in neutral.

Disconnected battery for 20 mins or so, went back out, and getting the same problems.

Lights that are on when ignition are on are:

SES
Battery
Oil
SMG

I thought the SES, battery and oil light all stay on until the car starts up, but I never do remember the SMG light being on before.

Can anyone give me any suggestions??
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Hood. Open and close your hood. Lights should go off after 6 start ups.
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Hood is open.
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Hood is open.
that safety switch has caused so much headache.
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Hood. Open and close your hood. Lights should go off after 6 start ups.
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open hood. will still allow the car to start. maybe read up on the smg sticky.
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you shouldn't jack the car up while its still running
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Old Mon, May-24-2010, 01:22:52 AM   #8
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did u put the plug back in all the way near the oil filter?
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did u put the plug back in all the way near the oil filter?
The first time trying to start it up, i didn't, but after i realized, i did..

Tried the opening and closing the hood about 6 times this morning, is there a trick to it, does the ignition have to be on, or smg in 1st, or is there any particular order??

still no luck after trying that this morning...
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Maybe leave the battery unplugged for 30 mins, reattach and see. Other than that, read the SMG troubleshooting thread see if anything matches.
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