my 94 FWB got it's ignition stuck in the lock position. I tried both sets of keys. The ignition turns forward and back to accessory, but does not start or release the steering column lock.
Nick (aka bmwnick)
08-10-10, 07:11 PM
have you tried turning the wheel as you turn the key? This happens to mine, especially if the wheels arent straight, pressure on the steering lock mechanism.
08-10-10, 08:05 PM
sounds like something broke ar is stuck
havent seen you around the forum lately
maybe its the name change
I have a beige column if you end up needing one....Jim
There is an aluminum 0-shaped part inside the column which transfers rotation of the key to the ignition lock by means of a rod. That aluminum part is known to crack and later fall apart. Disassembling the column to replace that part is a headache.
That picture has now caused me to develope a wet spot. Those wheels would look sharp on my Goldie. VERY NICE RIDE! Sorry for the thread jack but it had to be done.