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Changed the ignition barrel on my 1997 bmw 318i now it won't turn over,all lights come on but no crunk.

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  • deanlife38 Nov 08, 2010

    where is the black box situated?

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Hi

I presume you had this issue with the old ignition just spinning around and not starting the car? I had this same thing and chnaged the ignition over, still would not work got lights but no engine turn over, I took it back off and realigned it, turns out when I had removed the old one the position of the black box part was one turn behind so when I was tuning the key it was not getting to the turn the engine over part just the ignition lights.

Also some of these ignition barrels have a black shroud around them inside that is the immobilizer code for the transponder you will need to swap that for you origional one, you will be able to tell if it has one as there would be a wired plug going to it, if no plug then your model does not have it.

I hope that helps, I know its a bit of a mess on but most likely will just need removing and refitting.

Regards
Dan

Posted on Nov 07, 2010

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    Dan Doherty Nov 08, 2010

    it is immediatly behind the barrle part, the veryend of the new barrle that turns into a black cilindrical box, make sure it is set at the first click, I will see if I can find a picture and send it over.
    Regards
    Dan

  • jefflim2 Jun 20, 2011

    dan,

    can you ellaborate it further, I plan to do mine too.

    Jeff

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