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#1 (permalink) Old 05-18-2008, 10:46 AM
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Help Ignition Problem

Hello all, so lets get to the point. On my E30 I can't get the ignition key to turn past accessories. It turns to unlock the steering wheel and turn on the radio but goes no further. Please help?
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Has the lock cylinder ever been removed or replaced?

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Not that i know of. But it was working fine all the while since i got the car which was over six months then all of a sudden it just jammed up
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It could be the only fix is a new lock cylinder.

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Thanks i think i fixed the problem. it may just be temporary and may jam up again but I just took off the ignition switch and forced the cylinder to turn. since then its been working fine but it seems too easy and too good to be true so I am expecting it to jam up again some time in the future. until then wish me luck and hope it doesn't get jammed when i stop at a rest stop in Virginia on my way to florida. lol
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