Spining ignition barrel!!!!! >:( - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 05-04-2011, 08:33 PM
1st Gear Member
 
theluis's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mesa Az
Posts: 219
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
theluis is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
Angry Spining ignition barrel!!!!! >:(

ok so two days ago i got home from work and i went to turn off my car but when i took the key out it was still running,, so i tried the whole bobby pin in the hole thing and well ive been tring for hours and it still wont come out,, ive tried bobby pins, paper clips, even a tiny drill bit that i found and it will not come out. bottom line is does any one know a sure fire way to get this thing out i dont care if i break it its broken anyways,, please help i need this car to go to work and school,, so far ive been having to hotwire it to turn it on and pull the fuel pump fuse to turn it off!!
theluis is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 05-05-2011, 05:33 AM
1st Gear Member
 
David Mc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 153
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
David Mc is on a distinguished road
3 Tips:

1. Use a paperclip made from the largest diameter wire that will fit in the release hole.

2. File a 45 degree bevel on the end of the paperclip and have a 90 degree bend in the other end so that you can twist the paperclip around, (i.e. bend the paperclip into an L shape, bevel the tip of the short end of the L, which should be about 1 1/2 inches in length so that you can use the long leg of the L to twist the paperclip fully into the release hole).

3. Make sure that you have the ignition key inserted and ignition barrel turned into position 1 when you attempt to release the pin (more info here Spinning Ignition barrel repair - United Bimmer Community - BMW Forum )

If all else fails, download this 4shared, Online file sharing and storage (the password to download is help).

Last edited by David Mc; 05-05-2011 at 05:36 AM.
David Mc is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 05-09-2011, 12:32 AM
1st Gear Member
 
theluis's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mesa Az
Posts: 219
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
theluis is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
hey thanks for the suggestions but i still cant get it out so im going to remove the whole housing and put another assembly on..
but thanks anyways..
it was you in that other forum that posted that huh?.. nice
theluis is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 10-22-2011, 09:01 PM
Neutral Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 56
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
beewee is on a distinguished road
Hi Guys;

is there an easy way to do this, Im in an area wjere nobody knows how to service this that replace the whole assembly.

Can I just , rotate the key in the first position, then if i find it, bore a tiny hole under it and put a screw then?

please help, mine is already rotating and i know soon it will cause headache.

beewee
beewee is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 03:29 AM
1st Gear Member
 
David Mc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 153
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
David Mc is on a distinguished road
David Mc is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 11-08-2011, 11:37 AM
1st Gear Member
 
theluis's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mesa Az
Posts: 219
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
theluis is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
so I never was able to fix the ignition switch since I m in college and I have no money :/
so I put it on a switch and a button. I will post pics as soon as I figure out how lol
theluis is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ignition Barrel Replacement markyd 3-Series (E36) 3 07-07-2005 04:30 PM
$55 Vs. $80 A Barrel Of Gas By Summer BMWstealth 3-Series (E46, E90) 57 04-23-2005 01:59 AM
E34 IGNITION LOCK BARREL W.TAUTE 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 0 07-10-2004 04:40 AM
Barrel Connectors peffman Audio and Electronics 10 06-10-2004 09:35 AM
Lock barrel removal jimos123 3-Series (E36) 2 03-23-2004 01:52 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome