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    Quote Originally Posted by GordonJ View Post
    I'm not, Steve, I haven't used it in over a week. I've been borrowing my missus' car where possible.

    Because it's stuck in ignition 'on' position, I've disconnected the battery to prevent it from draining it. It would be far too much arseache to have to connect and disconnect it every time I wanted to use it.

    So, in your opinion, is it knackered beyond repair then? I'm not bothered about replacing the steering lock, but do you reckon I'm looking at a new barrel and bush for sure? Will that require a new key, etc.? How does that work?

    And, of course, roughly how much am I looking at?
    You will need a new steering lock assembly as you cant get the barrel out without breaking it, a new lock barrel, column bush and clamp plus a couple of hours labour to break of the old steering lock and fit a new one.
    The parts cost around £150 for everything. You dont need a new key as you can order the ignition lock from BMW and it will match your existing key....
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbenstrikes View Post
    Check out youtube for spinning bArrel... you drill through the barrel and put a screw in...
    Is a right PITA to do but if does work well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian S View Post
    Is a right PITA to do but if does work well.

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    A case of 'that guy makes it look easy..' ??
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian S View Post
    Is a right PITA to do but if does work well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbenstrikes View Post
    A case of 'that guy makes it look easy..' ??
    But it appears to be impossible if the key is stuck in Ignition Position 3, is this correct?

    I can get the key into the barrel, but then I can't turn it. It's not even spinning anymore.

    Is it defo a new barrel job? Because, obviously, the thought of dropping £150 on it does not fill me with glee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GordonJ View Post
    But it appears to be impossible if the key is stuck in Ignition Position 3, is this correct?

    I can get the key into the barrel, but then I can't turn it. It's not even spinning anymore.

    Is it defo a new barrel job? Because, obviously, the thought of dropping £150 on it does not fill me with glee.
    Thats the problem. You cannot turn the barrel to get it in the correct position...
     
     

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    Hi mate ive just fixed this exact same fault on my bmw. B4 u spend any money take the switch of the back of the ignition barrel and there will be a little silver rod.Get some grips on to it and turn it back to off this will then let the rod pop out a few more cm put back to gether and try it mine now works and didnt cost me a penny
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    Quote Originally Posted by devon dave View Post
    Hi mate ive just fixed this exact same fault on my bmw. B4 u spend any money take the switch of the back of the ignition barrel and there will be a little silver rod.Get some grips on to it and turn it back to off this will then let the rod pop out a few more cm put back to gether and try it mine now works and didnt cost me a penny
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    How did you get the barrel out without breaking the steering lock if it was stuck in position 3?
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    Just been on the phone to the dealers...

    The guy in Spares said he wasn't that familiar with the problem and he wasn't aware of it being a known fault, yeah right!

    Prices were £45 + VAT for the lock, £82 + VAT for the barrel and, if necessary, £48.50 + VAT for the switch. Not cool.

    Of course, this doesn't include the steering lock which Steve mentioned...
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    when i turned the rod back i it moved the key position back to the start (first position)which alowed me to put my key back in and turn the barrel so i could then follow the remove using the piece of wire in the little hole
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by devon dave View Post
    when i turned the rod back i it moved the key position back to the start (first position)which alowed me to put my key back in and turn the barrel so i could then follow the remove using the piece of wire in the little hole

    I've removed the so-called antenna ring, and rubber washer, and have inserted the bent hairpin, and managed to get the barrel to spin again with the key in, but it still won't all come out.

    But Dave, if the rod you refer to is at the back of the barrel, surely the barrel had to be removed first for you to get at it?

    How did you get it out if it was stuck in position 3?
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