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Old 05-20-2005, 03:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Would anyone happen to know if there is a site or forum post that outlines the replacing of an ignition switch?
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Old 05-21-2005, 04:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Here is a document I put together from the BMW TIS. I did not know much about your car so I plugged my VIN into the program and this is what I found. By the way, the document is a word attachment. Good luck.
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Old 05-24-2005, 10:26 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Is it what you were looking for? If so, did it help?
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Did it help? YES
Was it what I was looking for? YES
Did I do it? NO...

Been raining solid for four days straight up here. Picking up the part tomorrow from BMW. Will keep you guys informed. Supposed to be sunny tomorrow. Stay tuned
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INstalled an aftermarket ViPER car alarm and while I had the panels open I ventured into replacing the ignition switch. Thanks to 'dblmikeusa1' the word doc helped a bundle. The switch wasn't the source of the problem but it's one less thing on the list of possible reasons my 325 has problems starting. Next I tackle the starter... hey DBLMIKEUSA1... any more word docs to help with the starter replace...

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Sure, give me the last 7 of your VIN. It should be two letters followed by 5 numbers. That way I can get the right engine and options the car has...
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I PM-ed you the numbers.

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Here you go... this looks like a lot of work... good luck!
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Here you go... this looks like a lot of work... good luck!
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Looks like...? Holy Moly... oh well... looks like I'll need to spare up a few days. Thanks dblmikesa1. Where can I get my hands on the TIS? $?
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ebay... I bought mine for $30 American. Do a search for either ETK or TIS. Make sure you are getting the one with all discs; I think it is 6 or 7.
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