Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2004 09:19:50 +0100
From: Grunff <>
Subject: Re: 88 900s Key Problem

itten wrote: > Just bought an 88 900s with ignition switch problems. The former owner > was turning the ignition with a flathead screwdriver because he claimed > the key he had was flimsy and would bend or break off if inserted in > the keyhole. I started the car a few times with the screwdriver and > now it won't start at all. Is there some other way I can get the car > moving so I can take it to the shop? Will the key turn enough to disengage the gearshift lock (so you can put it into gear)? If so, then you can jumber the switch to start it. You'll need to remove the plastic centre console, the panel where your keys normally sit. If not, then you have a slightly bigger job. You will need to make a special 3 pointed tool in order to remove the casting which retains the ignition lock. -- Grunff

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