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I have a v reg bmw318i having erratic problem when starting

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Hi I have a v reg bmw318i having erratic problem when starting as ignition lights on dash don't always come on when turning ignition key, sometimes not always I have to switch on and off a few times before the dash lights come on and then I can start the engine, is it the barrel or the unit inside the steering wheel?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 2 years ago.
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It is most likely the ignition switch inside the steering column but I would consider replacing the barrel at the same time for peace of mind as it is not expensive.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

if I change the barrel will I have to change keys and is expensive?

Expert:  Steve replied 2 years ago.
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You don't have to change keys. You order it from a main dealer and they get one that fits your key based on your vin.
It is not expensive as I stated.
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