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I own a 1997 BMW 3 series 328is, the ignition turns over car starts, but the steering will not unlock. I have followed the owners manual and no progress, I also tryed reseting the battery And still did not succeed now I have no clue what to do next.

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U will need to replace the steering lock interlock switch, this means pull the steering column apart. here is the part number and a diagram of the assembly


Interlock Steering Lock. Part Number 32321093266 Fitment Notes List Price $ Categories Steering Assemblies STEERING LOCK/IGNITION SWITCH Manufacturer BMW


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Method 1:
1. Working from within the vehicle and with the doors shut
2. Turn ignition to position 1 and back to off within 5 seconds.
3. Remove the key from ignition and press and hold the unlock button for 15 seconds during this time press the key lock button 3 times within 5 seconds.
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5. Doors will lock and unlock to show correct programming has occurred.

Method 2:
To do this procedure you need to have one working key and one key that needs to be programmed.
1) Get in and close all doors.
2) Turn on the ignition and turn off quickly. (No more than 5 seconds) to start the process. Next action must take place within 30 seconds.
3) Remove the 1st key.
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