1994 BMW 325i ignition key will not turn

Tiny
TAMMYC
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  • 1994 BMW 325
My 1994 bmw 325i will not start. I put the key in the ignition and the ignition switch will not turn over? What is wrong? It has never given an indication that the ignition switch was bad or going bad.
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Tuesday, February 20th, 2007 AT 8:10 AM

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Tiny
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Things sometimes just break. Does the key go all the way in and wont turn? Either way sounds like the tumbler has gone away on you
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Tuesday, February 20th, 2007 AT 8:13 AM
Tiny
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The key will go all the way in, then turn just a very very small bit. Then it is like it hits a blocked area.
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Tuesday, February 20th, 2007 AT 8:18 AM
Tiny
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Could be the tumbler or the ignition and column lock assembly. Needs to be taken apart to see which it is
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Tuesday, February 20th, 2007 AT 10:18 AM
Tiny
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Thank you will have to have it checked out. It finally did turn over. 1st try, it wouldn't budge, then it did turn, but was like something was in the column hitting it.

Also, the car has had new pads and struts put on a couple weeks ago. Along with some kind of 'clip' on the struts. However, I still get the light that comes on on the dash with the triangle & circle around it. When the light flashes on the dash, the car won't accelerate. It has gotten to the point that most of the time, I have to engage the ASC button to keep acceleration. The company that put the pads/struts on said that the sensor wires in the wheel area needed to be replaced. Could this be the problem with the flashing triange light?
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Tuesday, February 20th, 2007 AT 10:36 AM
Tiny
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If they are referring to the brake pad wear sensors, they should have been replaced when the brakes were done.
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Tuesday, February 20th, 2007 AT 12:22 PM

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