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Ignition switch 1997 328I

1997 328i with 87,000 miles--Today I turned the ignition switch off and pulled out the key but my engine kept on running. I reinserted the key but could not turn off the ignition. The key will turn if I play with it but wants to be in a locked position. I drove home and to stop the engine I pulled the fuse on the fuel pump and disconnected the negative ground on the battery. Is my problem the lock cylinder? Will replacing it solve the problem?

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  • airleong May 26, 2009

    Hi Kirtec, Are you saying that the electrical switch is bad or the lock cylinder is bad? or both?

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Sounds like the ignition switch is bad.

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