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I have changed my ignition on my 1997 316i bmw now it won't start but all dash light come on and when turning to start position nothing happens.

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Inline fuse on the battery line may be bad--or wiring in harness--ignition switch or key lock cud have issues--computer may not rcognize new igition---they are complex cars--send problem to magicmechanic online--he is an xpert on any make

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