In Reply to: What do I lube door locks with for winter??? posted by R Kieffer on January 04, 2000 at 01:58:17:
I used a spray lube on a lock once and found that it tended to hold the dirt. After a while the lock got stiff. I cleaned it and used a lubricant that was made for locks (powdered graphite).
: Anyone out there know what BMW recommends for lubricating door locks for winter? What about for the ignition switch? My ignition switch is beginning to exhibit a little stubborness when inserting the key. Does this sound like the mechanism is going bad? I know I've read lots of posts recently about ignition switches going bad. Can anyone with some experience describe what it was like before the thing quit working? Also, how did you fix it? Did you end up going to the dealer?
: Thanks in advance for the info!
: Robert J. Kieffer
: 1991 535i