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Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: isle of wight, englandshire
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hi dude, with regards to your tumbler, this happened to me. change it asap cos on mine i started went into town and couldn't switch it off, then realised if it stalled i wouldn't be able to start it again.
just for peace of mind i changed the whole ignition part. housing, tumbler, the bit the key goes in (which may be the same thing) all off it. didn't get my pants pulled down on price too much either. in total i think it came to £135 genuine parts.. fitted it myself in about 3 hours taking my time.
REMEMBER TO DISCONNECT THE BATTERY OFF ,DON'T WANT AN AIRBAG BLOWING UP IN YOUR FACE!!!!
the only thing to remember is the two little grub screws on there, which, on , mine, had what looked like a heavy wax so you couldn't find them.
i did have to go get my airbag light reset at bmw but if you're lucky they may do it for free as you've just spent over $200. only takes them 5 mins after all.
all the best, DUDEHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOG!!!!!!