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Old 12-05-2012, 08:05 PM
Kevin Halbleib Kevin Halbleib is offline
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Mein Auto: 740il
Lock Cylinder and start over ride

Today on my 1998 740IL I encountered the Spinning ignition problem. Car was running. In order to get the car to turn off, I disconnnected the ignition switch.

Next I tried to get the lock cylinder out and broke the housing with the copper wire. Idid not know wha the copper wire was, but it is all out and in the garbage. I gather it was pretty important.

I removed the ignition switch and tried to start with a screwdriver by turning the ignition switch. I did turn on, but would not start.

I am assuming my key and lock cylinder has something to do with that. Is there any kind over security over ride so I can temporarily drive the car.

Any help would be appreciated.
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