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Old 01-06-2018, 08:46 PM   #1
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Ignition locked on 2001 e38

So I went to start my car. Battery was dead. So I go hook up battery charger to jump it. Key wouldn't turn and there was no tension on wheel lock. Just like free turning in between two spots like an inch. So I popped the plastic around the shifter got the car in neutral and try to start it. Then I just kind of moved the car back and forth then there was tension on the steering wheel. So I got it started and thought everything was fine. Then when I went to go start it again. Same problem no key turning no tension on wheel. Is there like a safety feature that's causing this. I had to recharge my battery the first time cause it was dead. Charging battery now. Does anybody have an idea what's wrong?
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Old 01-22-2018, 01:03 PM   #2
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Could be a bad ignition switch, they are known to go bad.

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