Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Grass Valley, CA, USA
No starter response
2003 - K1200gt: After a recent fill up on the way to work early in the morning, I pressed the start button and nothing. A quick look over (did I somehow hit the kill, lower the side stand, etc?) ... nothing out of the ordinary. After several retrys, all worked well. Started on command, no unusual sights or sounds. On the way out of the gas station however, the instrument lights, headlight and tail light went out - engine still running. I turned on my Aux driving lights (PIAA) and headed back home (1 Mi). Pulled into the garage and switched the ignition off. Engine stoppped running but the started motor was activated and engaged. Nothing changed that situation. Yanked the seat double quick and disconnected the negative of the battery. After work that day, I disassembled to access the starter relay/module. I lifted the cover off the relay module to find the relay output contacts had lightlty fused together. Seperated them and burnished with some 400 grit and assembled. After a day of battery charge, I tested. After turning on the ignition, all was normal (fuel pump activation,etc...) pressed starter button and only heard a click - no starter motor activation. I ordered and replaced the starter relay/module and normal function has now resumed. BMW Part# 61357655540 - $120. Hope this helps someone.