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HELP!! My car wont start!!

I have an automatic 4dr e36 and it will not start. This all started today after a drive to the store. I pulled into my driveway and put it on park and turned the key counter clockwise (like usual) and it would not turn the car off. After repeated times of moving it back and forth it finally turned off. I was worried that something was damaged so I decided to turn the car back on, the key would go all the way forward and it would not turn the car on. It does not seem to be anything electrical because my stereo turns on and my lights go on bright aswell. Im not sure what it could be,.. ignition switch?....Neutral safety switch?...Any suggestions? I want to narrow the problems down before I tow it to the repair shop....HELP!!
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umm maybe check to see if your accual ignition wires are lose? maybe just a bad ignition??
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You did not mention if there was a crank when you turn the ignition on. I'm assuming the key turns freely?? I'm leaning towards the ignition switch.

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It turns out its the ignition lock, I put an order out for a new lock and tumbler, does anyone know how to pop the old one out?

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