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: m3 theft attempt!!!... need help

07-03-2008, 08:44 AM
Hey guys they tried to steal my car (avus m3 2dr) this morning around teh hudson county area NJ... im so pissed ....they popped my drivers side door with a drill and they tried to drill out my ignition but it looks like the drill but cracked off inside the ignition....so now my cars is outside my house all messed up and i cant start it.

I have the same exact car as a parts car and was wondering if i can just switch out the driver side door and ignition??? will i have to switch keys??

07-03-2008, 09:11 AM
You should be able to if you car is a 12/94 or older 95 M3. If it was built in 1/95 (check the driver door jamb for build date) or newer then you will have EWS issues. If you swap key cylinders you will need to use the key for those cylinders.

07-03-2008, 11:17 AM
my parts car production date is 04/95 vin# wbsbf0320sen90381

and my actual car that got broken into ... vin# wbsbf9327seh01046
cant find my keys so i can get the production date

07-18-2008, 04:30 PM
Really sorry to hear -- what's the update?

Avus is gorgeous -- they should not have discontinued on the E36 M3.

07-21-2008, 04:06 PM
Ouch! That's my worst nightmare.....thank God I have a garage to park my car inside.