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Old 07-11-2017, 04:13 PM   #1
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Ignition key lock assembly for 06 325Ci....

So Friday night I get a phone call from my son saying he can't start his car cause key won't turn to start.
Was desperate and had car towed to BMW dealer.
They're telling me I need a new actual lock assembly and the entire coded unit inside the steering column.
$1800.00 .

WTF !!!!!!

Anyone ever have this issue ????

Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-11-2017, 04:24 PM   #2
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Often you need to rock the steering wheel back and forth to allow the key to turn if the steering is putting pressure on the lock assembly.

You can by the coded lock cylinder for around $110.

Not sure what else might be needed.

They are called "stealerships" for a reason. You ONLY take cars to the stealership that have warranty coverage or recall work required.
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Old 07-11-2017, 04:31 PM   #3
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Often you need to rock the steering wheel back and forth to allow the key to turn if the steering is putting pressure on the lock assembly.



You can by the coded lock cylinder for around $110.



Not sure what else might be needed.



They are called "stealerships" for a reason. You ONLY take cars to the stealership that have warranty coverage or recall work required.


Where can I get one?


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Old 07-11-2017, 05:06 PM   #4
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Any BMW dealer, but one that sells online parts usually offers a 20% discount over retail pricing.

Your 2 best friends are:

www.realoem.com and www.bmwpnpc.com

I buy a lot from BMW Of Fairfax online, I live very close to them and this is where I found the pricing.
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