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Old 04-02-2010, 11:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Need help identifying a part

Hey everyone so this peice broke in half and its preventing my car starting with the key. Its the piece of metal that plugs into the ignition switch from the ignition barrel. Does anyone know what this part is called or where to order one?



Here is a picture of the piece in half....



Here is a picture of what its supposed to look like and that plastic piece goes on the end.





I found this link but it doesnt list the part I need.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...09&hg=32&fg=30

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Old 04-02-2010, 11:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
OMFG another one!?
 
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That looks like a lock specialist sort of part...
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Old 04-02-2010, 11:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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u cant jus get a new ignition?
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The part I need is here....sorry about the color not being obvious enough it would not let me write in any other color but grey.


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in all likelihood, that would be the steering lock actuator, or a broken part of it.

in practice, you don't change that broken piece. you acquire the whole steering lock assembly, match it to your ignition key; and re-assemble. I think it will come out cheaper for you this way; more so if you have salvage yards near you... or buy online

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