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1996 bmw 3 series 318i ignition wont start

I have a 1996 bmw 3 series 318i and had to change the ignition due to a faulty old one, now after ive connected the one i got from the wreckers, excellent condition with the new key, hooked it all up, the car wont start. all lights come on but doesnt turn the engine over what so ever. immobiliser maybe i duno. this is killing me, car has been off the road for awhile and need it back up and running, battery is fine btw. thanks

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Could be a problem with the security chip in the key.

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