On this article we’re going to concentrate on an issue that may look unimportant to most of you, but has happened to a lot of motorists! In reality, we are gonna focus on the of a key locked on you Bmw Serie 5, and how to proceed if you are in this situation? Whether it doesn’t want to fit in the cylinder or you can’t turn it any longer, we will try to help you find the cause of this trouble and give you the remedy. It may seem logical, but when you don’t know all the cars in depth, being confronted with a locked key can be disconcerting. Before you think about buying a new key or having it rebuilt, read this instruction. In this content, we will first try to show you why the key gets stuck in your cylinder Bmw Serie 5, and secondly, how to unlock the key from your Bmw Serie 5.


Why is my key locked in my Bmw Serie 5?

What could have happened to your car key being blocked in the cylinder of your Bmw Serie 5? In this part we will try to teach you why your key can get stuck. There are many explanations that can provoke the key to your car to get locked.

  • Some dirt accumulated on it, which may bring about the key to get stuck in the cylinder’s sprocket system. It can either prevent it from entering the cylinder easily, or it can block it inside the cylinder.
  • A broken or damaged key, if your key is damaged, bent or has some of its teeth damaged, it’s bound to have a hard time coordinating the impression in the barrel of your Bmw Serie 5.
  • A steering wheel locker activated, which will prevent your key from turning and thus start your Bmw Serie 5.
  • Finally, it may be that if you have an automatic gearbox, you have the D position engaged and that this avoids the key of your car from turning correctly in the barrel.

All these explanations can cause an external or internal blocking of the key of your Bmw Serie 5, so be sure you verify all these points to know what trouble you are standing in front of.

How to unlock the key of my Bmw Serie 5

To conclude, let’s proceed to the remedy section that will let you to unlock the key of your Bmw Serie 5. Now that you’ve managed to evaluate the motive why your key is blocked, we’ll see what solutions are available to you to cure this trouble. We will take up the different concerns and give you the corresponding answers:

  • Dirt blocking the key to your Bmw Serie 5: If you key is stuck in the cylinder, use a wrench remover and move the key (without too much pressure) in different directions to try to unlock it. If it doesn’t want to go in any longer, ensure to inspect it carefully and clean out any dirt you may find. If you think the dirt is in the cylinder or switch, move the key back and forth to try to get the dirt out.
  • The key of my Bmw Serie 5 doesn’t turn any longer and my steering wheel is locked: In this instance, it’s your anti-theft system that is turned on, you will have to at the same time turn your steering wheel and your key to unlock it, browse this full article on the steering wheel locked on Bmw Serie 5 to have the complete procedure.
  • Broken, damaged or twisted key: This is the most troublesome case, if it is only twisted, you can try to straighten it on a flat surface with a sledgehammer, if it is broken you will regrettably have to use the duplicate or buy a new copy of the key of your Bmw Serie 5. If it is damaged and you do not have a duplicate, you will have to get the code “VIN” and go to your dealership to receive a copy of your key. Otherwise, last solution, convert the cylinder and get a new key.
  • Key locked in my automatic Bmw Serie 5: In this case, you’ll only have to go through neutral to unlock your key from the cylinder.

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