looking for help on 1999 BMW 328i

recharged the battery, put the key in but won't crank, won't start

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First off, why did you have to charge battery? Then see if correct voltage gets to starter relay/solenoid and then to starter. Is there a fuse blown? Check basics first.
there is voltage to the stater relay. where is the fuse located as i do not have a manual also where can i obtain a manual? thanks
Can get manual at parts store.
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If the battery died the sync between the DME (Engine Control Module) and EWS (Immobilizer) could have lost. It requires OE or OE capable diagnostic computer to re-synchronize the modules.
The engine's computer needs the "Start Authorized" signal from the immobilizer.
Of course there could be other problems also, but this is a common with battery failure.