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    I might look stupid because this is such a basic question

    When I switch off the engine without removing the key, it is impossible to start it again because it is impossible to turn the key in that direction.
    I have to pull out the key and reinsert it before I can start again.

    Awkward is some situations. I arrive at the railway station to pick up the miss, I cut the engine while listening to the radio. Then before leaving I have to do this key tango

    Is this the way it should be, and if it is, can it be changed DIY? :hammer
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    Steve,

    That is very interesting but I'm still hoping that it won't be necessary.
    Or should I conclude from the nature of your answer that my ignition lock is fubar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd06 View Post
    Steve,

    That is very interesting but I'm still hoping that it won't be necessary.
    Or should I conclude from the nature of your answer that my ignition lock is fubar?
    It could be a sign that the ignition barrel is on its way out. None of my previous E36's have done this....
    Keep me posted on what you decide to do...
     
     

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    I don't want to be stuck someday in the middle of nowhere with the lock not working so it will be replaced.
    I'll make an appointment with the dealer for this; I want a spare key as well. They need to read out stuff and they need a copy of my ID before they can proceed
    Meanwhile I'll let them readout the airgag codes too...
    :$:

    I'll keep updated
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd06 View Post
    I don't want to be stuck someday in the middle of nowhere with the lock not working so it will be replaced.
    I'll make an appointment with the dealer for this; I want a spare key as well. They need to read out stuff and they need a copy of my ID before they can proceed
    Meanwhile I'll let them readout the airgag codes too...
    :$:

    I'll keep updated
    Please do keep us updated.....
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve23002 View Post
    It could be a sign that the ignition barrel is on its way out.
    It did fail in the end...4 years later

    And thanks for the link to the page with the youtube movies, these were of a great help.

    Quote Originally Posted by jcd06 View Post
    When I switch off the engine without removing the key, it is impossible to start it again because it is impossible to turn the key in that direction.
    I have to pull out the key and reinsert it before I can start again.
    The new barrel doesn't do this anymore

    Unfortunately a new problem showed up.
    One of the keys is not recognised by the EWS anymore. The "good key" with working remote control.
    So I open the door -remotely- with one key and start the engine with the "old key" of which the remote doesn't work.
    Perhaps the good key needs re-programming or so. I'll go see the dealer next week or so

    Apart from that, its still pulling hard till redline with 268000km on the clock
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    In the end the dealer managed to fix the remote control function of the old key buy not the EWS function of the new key
    I got myself a spare key without remote control then.
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