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Old 10-19-2009, 12:42 PM
shmoo235 shmoo235 is offline
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Ignition mystery

hey folks.....I had an interesting thing happen today and it kind of stumped me. While putting my key into my '96 740il ignition to start the car, I turned it a little too early and the cylinder turned freely, forward or back. It didn't engage to start just spun. I kind of freaked out and set it back to the original position, set the key in all the way and the car started. I turned the car off perplexed, pulled the key out a little and attempted to recreate what happened. Sure enough almost to the "in" point the cylinder was "free" turning. I didn't want to see what would happen if I continued to turn it for fear of messing something up. Is this right or not.....Any ideas would be helpful.........thanks
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