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Old 08-29-2003, 06:27 AM   #1
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Question Warning from the BMW service guy...

This is what the guy who works at bmw told me about how to prevent getting your key stuck in the ignition on an old car. He told me that if you drive with a lot of heavy keys and keychains,, remotes, etc , eventually all the bumps with the weight will wear down the pins inside. What happened with me is one of the pins probably seiazed or got bent this way and it got stuck.



His advice was to keep you key light and not to put extra weight on it if you can avoid it....


Just a work of caution from the bmw guy...

o and read around the spelling mistakes, im so tired
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Old 08-29-2003, 06:39 AM   #2
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whoa...thanks for the info...ill keep that in mind of my future pimp mobile
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Old 08-29-2003, 10:43 AM   #3
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Hey, thanks for the heads up, i never have more than 2 keys on my chain, but my moms car keys look like they belong to a dungeon master!!
Thanks again!
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Old 08-29-2003, 11:12 AM   #4
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who!?, as a guy has an oversized key chain?!? i can see gurls having 10lbs of trinkets on a chain but who has them as a guy?
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Old 08-29-2003, 11:24 AM   #5
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Well remember, some people just have a LOT OF KEYS!
my pops has quite a few keys all on one little key ring!
he has a set for all the cars + house key + work key + tool box key, etc. it can get pretty heavy, and after time even a few keys might be too much!
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Old 08-29-2003, 12:09 PM   #6
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shit son.. my mother always told me that... i guess shes right!
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Old 08-29-2003, 12:28 PM   #7
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Good advice. When I had my E34 all I had was the key and the "5" chain. I really can't stand having anything else cluttering up my keys. My parents have like 15 keys aside from their car keys on their ring. Really pisses me off. Hahahaha

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Old 08-29-2003, 12:47 PM   #8
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Yeap, good advice. Just have the key and alarm keychain, how many keys do you really need anyway?
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Old 08-29-2003, 05:46 PM   #9
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i just keep my house key alarm and key but over time the pins will wear out inside and seize like mine did.

But im just saying its rally bad 2 have like 3 sets of cars keys, house key, cottage key, some keycahins, u kno wull were it out (NOT THE KEY) the ignition
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Old 08-29-2003, 07:18 PM   #10
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Personally I'm not sure I believe that entirely.
My father has a gigantic keychain with many keys on it, and has had one for years. He's never had a problem in ANY car old or new with the ignition or tumbler getting damaged. I mean, I guess it COULD be possible, but you'd have to have one darn heavy keychain.

If you believe that it'll happen, you could just carry two keychains like I do. One for the bimmer, and one for all the other stuff.
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Old 08-29-2003, 07:25 PM   #11
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Yea, that does sound like BS. When the key is in the ignition it barely moves around and itz really snug. I don't think any extra weight will wear down the pins.
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Old 08-29-2003, 07:27 PM   #12
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go figure..

I keep the car keys separate now..
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Old 08-29-2003, 09:03 PM   #13
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What was that pic gamite?
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