Howdy everybody, I just bought my first BMW, and was hoping you all could help me out.
I was test driving it yesterday ('93 318is, 135K, absolutely perfect condition), and pulled over to give it a really good look-over. I stopped, parked it, pulled the key, and did what looking I had to do. When I tried to leave, the key wouldn't turn!
The key would turn about 1/16th of the way, to the first notch, but it wouldn't go any further. After about 10 minutes of wiggling and trying it, it eventually turned over.
I bought it for a song, but it's refusing to start again. I knew when I bought it that the starter was going bad, and that it would need replaced, but a bad starter still allows the key to turn. I'm getting a new starter put in on Monday, but the key is confusing me. Is this some BMW way of telling me the starter's dead, or is there something wrong with the ignition?
Thanks for the help!