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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 04-06-2005, 08:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can someone help me . I have the new part. Do I need to remove the steering wheel? I found the two screws underneath but I don't want to force the plastic. Has someone else done this? Please help. Thank You---Steve
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what part of the ignition switch are you talking about? there are two parts to it, the mechanical part (which releases the steering wheel lock) and the rear portion which is the electrical part.........

i am going to assume you are talking about the electrical part.....you don't need to remove your steering wheel (i don't believe)......i just removed mine off the donor car that my straight 6 swap is coming out of........there is a lower trim piece that is held in by two screws, remove the screws and the trim. then you will see the switch.....it just pulls off (you will see that it clips onto the column via two tabs on it).....you may need to remove your knee bolster to run down the plug for it....but as my knee bolster was already removed i don't know if that sucker is hiding behind it or not
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what part of the ignition switch are you talking about? there are two parts to it, the mechanical part (which releases the steering wheel lock) and the rear portion which is the electrical part.........

i am going to assume you are talking about the electrical part.....you don't need to remove your steering wheel (i don't believe)......i just removed mine off the donor car that my straight 6 swap is coming out of........there is a lower trim piece that is held in by two screws, remove the screws and the trim. then you will see the switch.....it just pulls off (you will see that it clips onto the column via two tabs on it).....you may need to remove your knee bolster to run down the plug for it....but as my knee bolster was already removed i don't know if that sucker is hiding behind it or not
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out of curiousity how did you determine that it was bad? what were the symptoms?
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