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1997 BMW 318is Question: engine wont shut off

 

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benabowerman, American Falls, ID, February 03, 2010, 02:17
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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 ?

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, February 03, 2010, 10:37
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    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

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    Visitor, May 31, 2010, 13:14

    I had the same problem with my starter too...you need to get the key housing replaced

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