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Replacing a ignition key cylinder lock housing

How do you replace a ignition key cylinder lock housing on a 1997 328i BMW?

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The thing is that you can replace it, but the still will not run, the transponder and key have to be reprogrammed at the dealer only

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Replaced old ignition with new one and the new ignition won't lock in place


If the ignition wont lock in place,just redo it but this time you need to realize that you install the key cylinder with the key in the ON postion,straight into the lock cylinder housing,aligning the retaining tabs,on the key cylinder with the hole in the lock cylinder housing.Then turn the key to the off position,

Aug 07, 2012 | 1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager

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How do i replace a ignition switch for a 1992 mercury sable


The ignition switch on Mercury Sable is integrated into the ignition cylinder. When this switch fails, you may need to purchase a special switch from a Ford dealership if the switch used a wireless transponder.


Instructions for NON Functional Cylinder (Cylinder will Not Turn or No Keys ):
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
2. Remove the steering wheel.
3. Using locking pliers, twist the cylinder cap until it separates from the lock cylinder.
4. Using a 3/8 in. (10mm) diameter drill bit, drill down the middle of the ignition lock key slot approximately 13/4 in. (44mm) until the lock cylinder releases from its breakaway base. Remove the lock cylinder and drill shavings from the lock cylinder housing.
5. Remove the retainer, washer, ignition switch and actuator. Thoroughly clean all drill shavings and other foreign materials from the casting.
6. Inspect the lock cylinder housing for damage from the removal operation. If the housing is damaged, it must be replaced.

To install:
1. Replace the lock cylinder housing, if damaged.
2. Install the actuator and ignition switch.
3. Install the trim and electrical parts.
4. Install the ignition lock cylinder.
5. Install the steering wheel.
6. Connect the negative battery cable, then check the lock cylinder operation.


Instructions for Functional Cylinder ( Cylinder will Turn with Key):
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
2. Turn the lock cylinder key to the RUN position.
3. Using a 1/8 in. (3mm) diameter wire pin or a small drift, depress the lock cylinder retaining pin through the access hole in the upper steering column shroud (under the ignition lock cylinder) while pulling out on the lock cylinder. Remove the lock cylinder from the column.

To install:
1. Install the lock cylinder by turning it to the RUN position and depressing the retaining pin. Insert the lock cylinder into its housing. Make sure the cylinder is fully seated and aligned in the interlocking washer before turning the key to the OFF position. This will permit the cylinder retaining pin to extend into the cylinder housing.
2. Rotate the lock cylinder using the lock cylinder key, to ensure correct mechanical operation in all positions.
3. Connect the negative battery cable.


Door Lock:
When a lock cylinder must be replaced, replace both sides as a set to avoid carrying an extra set of keys.
1. Remove the door trim panel and watershield.
2. Remove the clip attaching the lock cylinder rod to the lock cylinder.
3. Pry the lock cylinder out of the slot in the door.


To install:
1. Work the lock cylinder assembly into the outer door panel.
2. Install the cylinder retainer into the slot and push the retainer onto the lock cylinder.
3. Connect the lock cylinder rod to the lock cylinder and install the clip. Lock and unlock the door to check for proper operation.
4. Install the watershield and door trim panel


Hope this helps.

Feb 15, 2011 | 1992 Mercury Sable

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How do i fix the problem with the key lock spinning around the car wont start


This a safety feature in the BMW if the ignition is forced it breaks
need to replace the ignition cylinder

Removing and installing/replacing lock cylinder for steering wheel lock

Car with ring antenna:
Remove lower section of steering column trim.
Using special tool 61 3 300, press ring antenna off locking cylinder.

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With ignition key, use workshop key for better accessibility, turn lock cylinder to "R" position = radio, windscreen wiper, fan.

Caution: On vehicles with freewheel lock cylinder up to 10/95: twist lock cylinder back through 12°.

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Push special tool 32 3 110 into hole of lock cylinder an swivel handle forward by approx. 90°. Remove lock cylinder.



You can substitue a pick for the tool

Jan 01, 2011 | 1997 BMW 328

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Trying to get the ignition tumbler unit out of a 1993 Ford Taurus at the junkyard. worked at it most of two days but no luck yet so I must be missing something having never tried this before.


Ignition Lock Cylinder REMOVAL & INSTALLATION Functional Lock The following procedure applies to vehicles that have functional lock cylinders. Such cylinders either have a key available or known key numbers from which a key can be made.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Turn the lock cylinder key to the RUN position.
  3. Using a 1?8 in. (3mm) diameter wire pin or a small drift, depress the lock cylinder retaining pin through the access hole in the upper steering column shroud (under the ignition lock cylinder) while pulling out on the lock cylinder. Remove the lock cylinder from the column. Fig. 1: Using the key, turn the ignition lock cylinder to the RUN position, then depress the retaining pin using a wire pin or small drift 86878085.gif
    To install:
  4. Install the lock cylinder by turning it to the RUN position and depressing the retaining pin. Insert the lock cylinder into its housing. Make sure the cylinder is fully seated and aligned in the interlocking washer before turning the key to the OFF position. This will permit the cylinder retaining pin to extend into the cylinder housing.
  5. Rotate the lock cylinder using the lock cylinder key, to ensure correct mechanical operation in all positions.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable.
Non-Functional Lock The following procedure applies to vehicles in which the ignition lock is inoperative and the lock cylinder cannot be rotated due to a lost or broken key, unknown key number or a lock cylinder cap that has been damaged and/or broken to the extent that the lock cylinder cannot be rotated. 1986-90 VEHICLES
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the steering wheel. For details, please refer to the procedure located earlier in this section.
  3. Remove the two trim shroud halves after removing the three attaching screws.
  4. Disengage the electrical connector from the key warning switch.
  5. Using a 1?8 in. (3mm) diameter drill, carefully drill out the retaining pin, being careful not to drill deeper than 1?2 in. (13mm).
  6. Place a suitable chisel at the base of the ignition lock cylinder cap, then, using a suitable hammer, strike the chisel with sharp blows to break the cap away from the lock cylinder.
  7. Using a 3?8 in. (10mm) diameter drill, carefully drill down the middle of the ignition key slot approximately 1 3?4 in. (44mm) until the lock cylinder breaks loose from its breakaway base. Remove the lock cylinder and drill shavings from the lock cylinder housing.
  8. Remove the retainer, washer, ignition switch and actuator. Thoroughly clean all the drill shavings from the casting.
  9. Inspect the lock cylinder housing for damage from the removal operation. To install:
  10. Replace the lock cylinder housing if it was damaged.
  11. Install the actuator and ignition switch.
  12. Install the trim and electrical parts.
  13. Install a new ignition lock cylinder.
  14. Install the steering wheel. For details, please refer to the procedure located earlier in this section.
  15. Connect the negative battery cable.
  16. Check the lock cylinder operation.
1991-95 VEHICLES
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the steering wheel.
  3. Using locking pliers, twist the cylinder cap until it separates from the lock cylinder.
  4. Using a 3?8 in. (10mm) diameter drill bit, drill down the middle of the ignition lock key slot approximately 1 3?4 in. (44mm) until the lock cylinder releases from its breakaway base. Remove the lock cylinder and drill shavings from the lock cylinder housing.
  5. Remove the retainer, washer, ignition switch and actuator. Thoroughly clean all drill shavings and other foreign materials from the casting.
  6. Inspect the lock cylinder housing for damage from the removal operation. If the housing is damaged, it must be replaced. To install:
  7. Replace the lock cylinder housing, if damaged.
  8. Install the actuator and ignition switch.
  9. Install the trim and electrical parts.
  10. Install the ignition lock cylinder.
  11. Install the steering wheel.
  12. Connect the negative battery cable, then check the lock cylinder operation.
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Nov 05, 2010 | 1993 Ford Taurus

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1992 bmw ignition lock assembly replacement


BMW ignition lock replacing.

According to manual no special tools needed. here procedure!

  1. Ignition elec switch. Disconnect battery. 2. remove trimpanel from lower leftside of instrument panel. remove screw retaining lower steering column and remove cove. 3. remove slotted screws on both side of switch. 4. relase tabs and remove switch from elec harnass and remove sealer.. note: before mating new ignition elec switch check that switch is in correct position. seal screws again.
  2. Ignition lock cylinder replacing. 1. insert master key and turn 60 deg to radio position. 2. inset piece of stiff wire into opening in lock cylinder and pull cylinder out. (Note early models up to 10/95 turn lock cylinder back 12 deg to release)

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Ignition barrel release from housing. How to know if it's the lock cylinder or the housing?


Just put "BMW ignition lock problem" in google's search field and read all about it. Hope it helps but I haven't mastered the technique of manipulating the (paper clip/small allen key/piece of wire) described in various posts on other sites. Good luck!

May 29, 2009 | 1990 BMW 5 Series

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If the lock is completely frozen, you will need to replace the lock housing. The housing has come apart inside. Does your manual give instruction on how to replace the ignition lock housing? Make sure you ask the dealer for new break away bolts for the new housing.

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Car was stolen broke the ignition


REMOVAL

  1. On models equipped with airbag, disarm airbag as described under MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES/AIRBAG SYSTEM DISARMING.
  2. On all models, disconnect battery ground cable.
  3. Remove ignition switch as described under STARTING AND CHARGING SYSTEMS/COMPONENT REPLACEMENT AND REPAIR PROCEDURES/IGNITION SWITCH.
  4. Remove key light case from lock body, if equipped.
  5. On 1989 Accord models, place ignition lock cylinder in the ACC position.
  6. On except 1989 Accord, place ignition lock in the I position.
  7. On all models, position suitable punch into hole on lock cylinder housing and depress pin, then remove lock cylinder from housing.
INSTALLATION

  1. On 1989 Accord models, install ignition lock cylinder as follows:
    1. Place ignition lock cylinder in the LOCK position.
    2. Rotate key until it is almost at the ACC position, then insert lock cylinder until pin contacts housing.
    3. Rotate key to ACC position, then push pin in and insert lock cylinder into housing until pin clicks into place.
  1. On except 1989 Accord, install ignition lock cylinder as follows:
    1. Place ignition lock cylinder in the O position.
    2. Rotate key until it is almost at the I position, then insert lock cylinder until pin contacts housing.
    3. Rotate key to I position, then push pin in and insert lock cylinder into housing until pin clicks into place.
  1. Install ignition switch and connect battery ground cable.
SRS wire harness is routed near the ignition switch.

CAUTION:
  • All SRS electrical wiring harnesses are covered with yellow outer insulation.
  • Before disconnecting the SRS wire harness, install the short connector on the airbag.
  • Replace the entire affected SRS harness assembly if it has an open circuit or damaged wiring.
IGNITION SWITCH
  1. Remove the steering wheel, then remove the steering column covers.
  2. Disconnect the 7-P connector from the under-dash fuse box.
  3. Insert the key and turn it to "0."
  4. Remove the 2 screws and replace the base of the switch.

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Bmw 316i


hi markjones, the ignition switch can usually be removed without too much disassembly. First you will need to remove a plastic screw in the upper and lower trim covers. Seperate the covers. You should see a black plastic ring around the mechanical switch. gentley remove the ring. Next remove the rubber o-ring/band. With the key in the iginition and turned to almost to position 1, insert a heavy duty paper clip, or bmw special tool (about $30 from the dealer) into the small hole in the switch. There is a cam in the hole that needs to be twisted clockwise so the cylinder can be removed. When installing a new switch make sure to remove the little tab pice of metal that usually breaks off in the housing. Also be sure to make sure and reinstall the rubber ring/band because they are part of the ews system. If you key turns continuously, or is not able to be removed, the ignition housing and cylinder both will need replaced. Replacing the lock housing is about a 2 hour sequence and can be challenging. I would recommend a shop for that kind of repair.

Jan 19, 2009 | 1996 BMW 318

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