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

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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Sounds like you need a new key or the ignition switch is bad. If you have another key try that first.
Sounds like a bad ignition switch if the wheels aren't up against the curb and you tried both keys
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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