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2008 BMW 528xi Question: Key won't go into ignition and start engine.

 

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Susanmp, Lake Forest, IL, August 11, 2012, 21:26
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My car was detailed today at a car wash and when I went to pick it up, the key would not go into ignition slot. I got a warning light with a slash through the key. After several tries, the car started, but the key wouldn't stay in the ignition and the warning signal stayed illuminated showing a slash through a key. What could be the problem?

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    August 16, 2012, 09:56
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    Not sure, but it may be either with the key or with the lock cylinder. Have you checked with the dealer yet?

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    Susanmp, August 16, 2012, 15:54
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    The next morning, the key worked and since then I've had no problems. Maybe some dampness got into the cylinder and it dried out. It's a mystery, but all is well. Thanks for responding.

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