BMW Coupes and Sedans 1970-1988 Repair Guide

Ignition Lock Cylinder

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1984-88 3, 5, 6 and 7 Series Models

CAUTION
On models equipped with air bags, extreme caution must be used so as not to accidentally discharge the air bag. DO NOT hammer on the steering wheel.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the steering wheel and combination switch assembly.
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  5. Insert the ignition key and turn 60 degrees.
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  7. 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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  9. Pull the lock cylinder out.
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  11. If there is no bore, remove the steering column trim and press the bore on the side of the cylinder with punch to remove the cylinder.
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  13. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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