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Old 07-08-2012, 12:53 PM   #1
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Help emergency. Asap

Does anyone in the mississauga area know how to fix a spinning key on a 97
E36? Its currently stuck on Ignition On. I pulled the fuel pump fuse to shut the engine off, and the key came out.
Any help or info will be generously rewarded.
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:21 PM   #2
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The proper fix is replacing the ignition! It's a pain, but not much else you can do.
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:48 PM   #3
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Yep, start strippin away.
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:33 PM   #4
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is this common on e36? got me worried now.
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Thats what most people say, I know there is a eazy fix out there just have to find who knows how to do it
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is this common on e36? got me worried now.
VERY common on late 95 (EWS) to 99 locks.
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:51 PM   #7
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Yep again, youtube even has videos of how to's, posted a good one here several months ago.
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:52 PM   #8
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Thats what most people say, I know there is a eazy fix out there just have to find who knows how to do it
There is, but is it worth the trouble if you know it can (and will) happen again at the worst moment!? If you play with the key, it will 99.9% of the time work again, but once the problem starts, it will only happen more and more...
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i can do it for u u just gotta order the parts from BMW
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:58 PM   #10
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this used to happen to me in my 328, it would randomly spin one full revolution, and then work again , i guess this is fairly common
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i can do it for u u just gotta order the parts from BMW
I ordered one from the dealer yesterday, it takes 3wks to come in from germany coded @ $211 taxes in. However the real battle is getting the old one out
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