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1990 BMW 325i Question: Actually it's a 1988 325i convertible

 

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donager, Arlington, VA, February 23, 2010, 12:27
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I can't turn the key to start the car. I know ... "wheel lock", but the wheel isn't locked and I can put the car into neutral as well as drive & reverse, etc. I used both sets of keys so it isn't a worn key either. And the tires aren't touching the curb blocking their motion.
Any help without expensive repairs? Thanks

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    hemicuda February 24, 2010, 17:09
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    Sounds like a bad ignition switch if the wheels aren't up against the curb and you tried both keys

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, February 24, 2010, 17:12
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    Sounds like you need a new key or the ignition switch is bad. If you have another key try that first.

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    Visitor, February 25, 2010, 06:48

    Thanks, bretb & hemicuda.

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    devo81 December 20, 2010, 21:11
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    i have a 1994 325is im having the same problem but it isnt the ignition switch it the key cylinder assembly and its being a bitch to get out

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