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Help....our 94 BMW 540i...the key won't turn...the wheel

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Help....our 94 BMW 540i...the key won't turn...the wheel seems locked up
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.
What kind of help are you seeking?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How do I get my car working again? The key and steering wheel is locked up.
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.
I will provide an honest answer. I trust this will be appreciated. Please remember that a low rating PUNISHES me for being honest and that I receive nothing for my time until a positive rating is clicked.
if everything is locked up due to a steering/ignition lock failure, then you will need to have them replaced before the car will start.
in terms of simple things you can try, you can
wiggle steering wheel back and forth while trying to start
try a second key
tap or pound with a fist on the steering column to attempt to free up parts via vibration
if these do not work, then unfortunately the vehicle will need to be towed for steering/ignition lock replacement
if you need a non dealer for this check out www.bimmershops.com or www.bimrs.org for options
Please let me know if you have further questions. Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you. Best wishes with your vehicle.