Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 7 Series / 8 Series > 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)

7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-04-2013, 02:26 PM
revjimmc revjimmc is offline
Registered User
Location: georgia
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 3
Mein Auto: e38
Spinning key

I have a spinning key in my 740il 1997. I have tried to get the cylinder out. Tried the tool. I am at a complete loss. Thinking about removing the entire housing, but it looks like there are two bolts I have to grind off. PLEASE HELP ME...I have to have my car back...THANK YOU!
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 02-07-2013, 11:47 PM
rufus2004 rufus2004 is offline
Registered User
Location: Henderson,Nevada
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 42
Mein Auto: 2000 740IL
1997 Spinning Key

I just had the same problem on my E36, your ignition switch is not long for this world, if it is still functional. Bavarian is probably your best bet for a new one. I understand that this is a common occurence on BMWs. Good Luck.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-08-2013, 12:07 AM
BMWFatherFigure's Avatar
BMWFatherFigure BMWFatherFigure is offline
Old School
Location: Perth, Western Australia
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 2,420
Mein Auto: E23;E30;E38;E32;E34 +
Those bolts are easy to remove with a small sharp chisel. I get my daughter to do mine now as my close vision is not so good. Replace with Allen bolts.
__________________
Good - Fast - Cheap: Pick any two.
Current:
E23 735i; E32 735iL (X 2 - 1 Alpine White and 1 Glacier Blue); E34 535i; E38 735iL; R50 Cooper; R55 Cooper Clubman.
Previous:
E21 318i; E30 318i; E32 735iL; E34 535i; E38 730iL; E53 4.4i
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 7 Series / 8 Series > 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms