Mechanics

IGNITION TUMBLER

2001 BMW 525i

Electrical problem
2001 BMW 525i 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 47000 miles

Ignition tumbler sometimes won't turn. Tried other keys and graphite lube. Also silicone lube. Reinserting and wiggleing key will allow it to turn. Can tumbler be fixed or replaced to use the same keys?
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Steve60usa
April 1, 2010.



It's the lock assembly.
It will require some special tools and you can reuse your existing tumbler.

Dr. Hagerty
Apr 1, 2010.