BMW Cars 1999-06

Ignition Lock Cylinder

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Removal & Installation



  1. On E36 models equipped with the EWS II anti-theft system, The ring antenna surrounding the ignition switch must be removed as follows;
    1. Disable the SRS.
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    3. Remove the right side lower dash trim and lower steering column cover.
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    5. Follow the routing of the antenna ring wiring and remove any cable ties as necessary to allow adequate slack in the wiring for removal.
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    7. Carefully pry the antenna ring off the ignition switch.
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    9. If necessary disconnect the antenna electrical connector auxiliary relay panel.
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  3. Insert the ignition key and turn 60 °.
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  5. Use a 3/64 inch (1.2mm) wire to press down into the small bore on the face of the lock.
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  7. On vehicles manufactured up to October 1995, turn the lock cylinder back 12° to release.
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  9. Pull the lock cylinder out.
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  11. If there is no bore, remove the steering column trim panel and press the bore on the side of the cylinder with a suitable punch to remove the cylinder.
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  13. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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