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#1 (permalink) Old 06-06-2005, 04:12 PM
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this last few weeks my beema key just spins when trying to start her up after a bit of twiddling it catches and starts, is this a key problem or do i need a new barrel ??? any tips please
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Mine does it rarely.... no clue why, when it does happen it just spins once.
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Found this:

http://member.rivernet.com.au/btaylor/BMWT...KeylockE36.html

May explain the why it happens.

Hope this helps
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Makes sense......

But $200------------
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Keep in mind the post is from 1999.

There may be a cheaper fix.

I haven't really looked into it as mine is still fine. Try Pelican Parts. My 318 had the same problem... I would wiggle it.
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