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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 07-19-2013, 02:09 PM
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"tire connected to it"?

I know you meant wire, Karl. May want to edit that or someone might get seriously confused!
Ah, woops! I was just typing too fast - I can't even blame auto-correct, since I'm on a regular computer.
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:21 PM
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That's what my ignition and key look like. Sorry for the blurry pic, phone pic.
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Old 07-20-2013, 06:47 AM
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Back from the junkyard. Got both the ignition tumbler and the EWS doomyflotchy from the only E36 that had the key with it. Two questions now.

1:How hard is it to take the tumbler apart and put my original pins in it so that it's the original key??

2: Barring that, if I were to take the EWS that's on my car off and replace it with the "New" EWS, would that cause a problem??

Thanks again, y'all. Your assistance has been invaluable.
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:38 AM
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ZeGerman/hornhospital/SCJon.....guys, I could really use your advice on this before I plug it up.....
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:40 AM
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Vicky starts again!!! Can I get a shout-out for redneck ingenuity?!?!?!? I even gained a DIY security system, lol.

Here's what happened. Took the original EWS system out, plugged the new one up. Got the tumbler into the column, snapped the new EWS onto it. Reconnected the battery, put the key in the ignition......tried to turn it and NOTHING. Dash lights came on, but nothing at all when I turned it to run. MAJOR "oh ****" moment. Made sure the battery post was good and tight, tried again, nothing. Thought to myself "I wonder what this would do", so I plugged the old EWS back in and stuck the old key through the loop. Tried the ignition again, and it fired right up. It may not be perfect, but at least I can start and drive it. Now to figure out how to swap the chip from my old key to the new one so that I can use the "old" EWS with the new key. I'll still have two keys, but I won't have the old EWS zip-tied to the turn signal stalk, LOL.
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Old 12-07-2013, 01:22 PM
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This thread answered my question. I found a great video

I have not found my part, key and tumbler for a 98 318i. Question is, do I still need to use the old key to work with my EWS? The new keys don't look the same for swapping the chip.
OR does the new key with the tumbler plug-n-play?
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