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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 04-08-2012, 04:03 PM
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Removing Entire Ignition Assembly?

Hey guys, happy Easter. Can anyone point me in the right direction of removing the ignition lock assembly? To clarify, I don't want the barrel out, I'd like to remove the entire unit in order to get to the business end of the ignition switch. I have the lower cover off of the steering column, but I don't see an obvious method to going about this. Thanks.
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Old 04-08-2012, 04:54 PM
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are you wanting the ignition switch block out or tumbler and shaft?
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Old 04-08-2012, 04:56 PM
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If you wanting the block out, pull off the lower panel and on the left hand side you will see two small flat head screws. remove them to remove the switch block. the screws may have the heads painted head.
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Old 04-08-2012, 04:58 PM
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Don't be put off by the title of this DIY. The info you need is within this article:

http://www.pelicanparts.com/bmw/tech...t/E36-Tilt.htm
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Don't be put off by the title of this DIY. The info you need is within this article:

http://www.pelicanparts.com/bmw/tech...t/E36-Tilt.htm

This man speaks the truth. I've replaced this whole ignition assembly from this guide.

Kinda a PITA, but worth it.
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