I started my car this morning to defrost but when i went to turn it offthe key would not turn but would remove fromthe igniton barrel.I had to stall the car to turn of the engain but all the dash lights was on.Also the red alarm light on the centre consol does not flash anymore.I have had to take of the battery to stop it from draining.Please can you help ?
engine wont shut off on 1997 BMW 318is
by benabowerman in American Falls, ID on February 03, 2010
ANSWER by Bret Bodas , February 03, 2010
This sounds like you have a bad ignition switch, but if you can't make that determination, then take it to a shop so it can be checked out. http://repairpal.com/american-falls-auto-repair
ANSWER by Visitor , May 31, 2010
I had the same problem with my starter too...you need to get the key housing replaced