hi, i have a 1999 323i with around 63k miles on it. well i put my key in like normal and turn it twice, the ignition system catches on like normal. i go to turn the key and nothing happens...it turns but nothing NOTHING happens. when i let go and go again it locks and does not turn anymore. so i left it in the parking lot overnight and came to it the next day, it started somehow...so i drove it to the mech. and he said that if it started it is fine because they ran a test or something and they say it is all internitent. so i try to start the car to drive home, and the same thing happens. NOTHING happens. so they have my car and are stumped. they thought it was the key, so i gave them my other key and nothing still happens. They have no clue and still have my car.
i was thinking that it is maybe the ignition coil, because the car has been having some piston problems (misfiring and causing the emitions light to come on if i shift at low revs <2.5) so i am not sure and hoping someone here could have the answer.