Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Jonesboro, AR, USA
Try this. Pulled out at an overlook in the Shenadoah National Park, only vehicle there, about 800 miles from home. Snapped a couple of photos, turned the key on, lights came on, hit the starter button, nothing, not a sound, lights stayed on. Turned the key off and on several times, set and unset the alarm several times, same scenario. Finally pulled out my cell phone, and thank God there is a signal. Call Grassroots BMW and tell Dave what has happened. He tells me to reach down and hit the reverse switch with my palm a couple of times and then try the starter. Hit the switch, punch the button, hear the starter engage.
Have had this happen a couple of time since on my 05 LT. I ride with my heels and ankles tight against the bike and apparently bump the reverse switch occasionally. Now, this is the first thing I check if the starter doesn't engage.