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Old 05-22-2019, 05:58 PM
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Odds are good that is the ignition switch is the cause. When it won't start do the dash and headlights function normally? OEM switch will be fine though BMW part price is not outrageous.

Everything seems normal - all lights on the dash function normally as if I just turn the key to position 2 (ignition on) without starting. When it dies, it appeared as if the car had just stalled out - I can't simply just re-crank to start it. I had to turn the key to the off position and then turn it back to start in order to get it fire up again.

I decided to order the BMW switch since this is a component that can potentially leave me stranded. So I didn't want to take that chance with the Febi switch, which was $40 less.
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Everything seems normal - all lights on the dash function normally as if I just turn the key to position 2 (ignition on) without starting. When it dies, it appeared as if the car had just stalled out - I can't simply just re-crank to start it. I had to turn the key to the off position and then turn it back to start in order to get it fire up again.

I decided to order the BMW switch since this is a component that can potentially leave me stranded. So I didn't want to take that chance with the Febi switch, which was $40 less.
Good decision to purchase BMW part.
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Just wanted to drop in to provide an update/resolution to the thread.

It's been about 2 weeks since I've changed out the ignition switch and the issue had not reoccurred since...so it has appeared that the switch solved my problem - thanks to all for your valuable inputs

An interesting note is that the original switch that I had pulled out had both a "BMW" and "Valeo" embossed on it. The new OE switch that I got from ECS (have label from BAV auto old stock) only got the "BMW" marking - the place where the "Valeo" would have been is just a blank rectangular space filler, so no idea who the OEM for the new switch is from on the replacement switch
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