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Buick Ignition Lock Stuck

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I accidentally inserted the wrong key into the ignition key slot. Upon removing the wrong key the correct key does not go past the first notch.

Any ideas on how to fix this?

-chris

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You can try using some graphite on your key and see if this helps with your problem!! If the graphite doenst work then i would try usin a lil PB Blaster! other than those i would say you are going to have to replace the key ignition!!

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It sounds like you bent a tumbler pin.
You might want to try spraying WD40 into it, and trying the key (multiple times)
Otherwise you might just be stuck having to replace the lock assembly.

You might want to try calling a locksmith to see if they can do anything for you.

Posted on Oct 18, 2008

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