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revjimmc 02-04-2013 02:26 PM

Spinning key
I have a spinning key in my 740il 1997. I have tried to get the cylinder out. Tried the tool. I am at a complete loss. Thinking about removing the entire housing, but it looks like there are two bolts I have to grind off. PLEASE HELP ME...I have to have my car back...THANK YOU!

rufus2004 02-07-2013 11:47 PM

1997 Spinning Key
I just had the same problem on my E36, your ignition switch is not long for this world, if it is still functional. Bavarian is probably your best bet for a new one. I understand that this is a common occurence on BMWs. Good Luck.

BMWFatherFigure 02-08-2013 12:07 AM

Those bolts are easy to remove with a small sharp chisel. I get my daughter to do mine now as my close vision is not so good. Replace with Allen bolts.

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