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Posted by WillO on March 27, 1999 at 20:09:16:

In Reply to: Key won't turn...HELP!!! posted by Joe on March 27, 1999 at 16:06:53:

: In an attempt to reduce some of slack in the steering, I made an adjustment to the screw on top of the steering box. I took the car to the grocery store, came out and the key won't turn enough to even get to the accessory position. So there is sits.:<( Did screw things up or is there some other problem?

: Help ASAP. I miss my baby.

: Joe
: '89 535i

Fooling around with the steering gear box adjustment should not affect the key lock. Here is what I would do: gently rock the steering wheel back and forth while exerting a little twisting force to the ignition key. Try different angles of twist. If it allows you to start then take it to where you will have a new key lock installed.


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