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Old 11-09-2009, 08:48 AM   #1
Brent
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Ignition Stuck

Hi Everyone,

I was working on a friend's 1989 5 series on the weekend.

He can turn his key to accessory but no further. We played around with the steering wheel, but the key seems locked out when you try to turn it to start.

It definitely feels mechanical, like something is jammed up and preventing the key from turning, as opposed to the car not starting due to electrical, fuel line, starter, etc. I think if we can get the key to turn a little more, the car will ster.

We took off the steering wheel, and the cover, then the switches, nothing seemed to be in the way. We figure something must have jammed/dropped/broken in the tumbler. What do you guys think? How do you get the tumbler out, there didn't look to be an obvious way?

Please let me know if you have any ideas, thanks.

Brent
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