Question about 2002 BMW 5 Series
SOURCE: steering wheel getting locked up
I think it is a common problem that while the power steering relaxes and the tyres find a comfortable spot to sit on the road, after you've parked, the steering mechanism can push against the steering lock in the ignition switch. Usually the steering wheel needs a bit of a jiggle while you turn the key. If you were to engage park brake, release foot brake and let go of steering wheel before turning off ignition, it may settle better for you.
Posted on Aug 19, 2009
If this is a floor shifter or center console shifter there is actually a lock release next to the shifter. Look next to the shifter handle and you should see a small square plug in the console remove the plug and you will see a little white button in it this is the shifter release push it and you can move the shifter.
Posted on Sep 20, 2009
Sometimes if the wheels are turned when the vehicle is turned off, there is stress put on the steering lock plate which can cause the symptoms you are describing.
If this is the problem, it is remedied by turning the steering wheel a little further (in whichever direction the wheels are facing) to take the stress off the plate. Try the key at the same time. It doesn't take much to release the lock pin. The results should be immediate.
Posted on Nov 21, 2009
Your steering column most likely is defective and you should be able to get this fixed under warranty. BMW discontinued this part in 2007. Its might go off if you put the key in the ignition and wait 5-10 minutes, but only maybe.
Posted on Dec 18, 2009
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can be faulty ignition lock cylinder. I suggest to wiggle the steering wheel
a bit and see if the key turns to start mode. If that is not helping
then first turn steering wheel to right and try , or next turn
steering wheel to left and see if you can turn the key.
wd-40 in the ignition key hole and let it remain there for few minutes, after
that once again try to turn the key and see if that helps.
if that is not helping then ignition lock cylinder has to be removed out and
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