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Fitting new ignition barrel series 3 1996 316i

Service manual says to insert 1.2mm rod into the hole in the cylinder? but unsure as to exact procedure? its a 316 not a 318 i dnt know if it makes a difrence but my ignition is stuck on in my car i can take the key out but have 2 take the battry of so not 2 die of! and them put back on and bump of when i want it 2 start! the key will not move in the ignition at all but the key still as 2 be in the actual egnition 2 start! its a 1997 bmw 316 i se

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  • kevintighe20 May 20, 2009

    i have 96 316 coupe, when i put the key in the ignition it wont turn, i have no clue as to why this is happening, any ideas?

  • kevin carpenter May 11, 2010

    will if the ing is stuck inserting the rod will not release the cyclinder . on the back that cyclinder is the ele side of your ing switch remove it dose the key trun now

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It is a very small hole in the switch cylinder. About the size of a paperclip or maybe a bit thicker. It is to reset the ignition. If that does not work. you may have to replace the switch. try using aa paperclip or someting to push into the hole. Being vcareful not to force it too much. So it won't break inside.

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