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Old 11-18-2013, 07:24 AM
davidriscoll davidriscoll is offline
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Key and Steering Wheel Jammed

Hi, Help me get moving again. My key cylinder is jammed or the steering wheel is? I heard that I could drill a hole to release a spring to get it working again. It was on a 90's BMW though I have an 87 528 E. Will that still work?

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Old 11-18-2013, 10:50 AM
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I don't know, but if you look at an exploded view on www.RealOEM.com you may get an idea of where to drill. The "turning" ignition switch is a well known problem with these cars. You may want to do a search at the www.Mye28.com forum fo more info.
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:05 PM
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If the steering wheel is locked you might try moving it clockwise and counter-clockwise as you turn the key in the ignition switch towards the "on" position.
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