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Old 02-23-2014, 04:51 PM
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"Key In Ignition" warning even when key removed

Hi all, new owner of a 1995 E34 here with a few issues. Like the title states, I get the Key In Ignition warning even though the key is removed. Is this simply a bad lock cylinder? I suspect the key is worn out as well due to the occasional sticking and inability to turn the key. I have tried spraying dry film silicone into the tumbler to no avail.

If I order a new lock cylinder, will it come as a duplicate key set, or will I have to have it re-keyed to match the door and trunk locks?
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Old 02-23-2014, 06:53 PM
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I would try a new CCM (check control module) first. Sometimes they will display random errors and then it's time to replace. You could also check the resistors inside your existing CCM- there is a PDF DIY out there somewhere, possibly on Shoguns website.

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Old 02-23-2014, 07:13 PM
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Mine does this sometimes. Jerk the wheel back and forth until it locks, if that does not help put the key in and pull it out a few times while trying this.
Spray some WD-40 in it then get some graphite grease to free it all up.
Parts get dry/worn and do not move as they should.
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