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Old 09-24-2012, 04:16 PM
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Spinning key/car wouldn't turnoff

My 96 740il had the spinning key but would turn on and off uptil now. Today it would not turn off. Had to pull the fuel pump fuse to turn it off. The electrical stays lit up even with key out so I disconnected the battery.
Is there a fix?
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:54 AM
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Is there a fix?
Does the E39 fix from the bestlinks also work for the E38?

- What to do if your steering wheel & key cylinder locks in place (1) (2) & signs of a failing ignition switch (1) or ring antenna (1) & the BMW TIS for when the ignition switch spins but does not engage (1) & rebuilding a failed ignition switch (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)
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