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Key will not turn from lock position. manual says to turn wheel hard to left. sometimes takes 5 min or longer to start. what is the problem?

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Check the neutral lock out switch on the shifter under the center console. The start time is more than likely a different issue. A fuel system tune up wouldn't hurt.

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but reading the owners manual (ALL 288 Pages)... has convinced me your configuration is fairly close to the BMW ...
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