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Re: Buick Ignition Lock Stuck
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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Susan, have you used that same key to lock and unlock doors before. If not it may not be correct key, as some one may have changed the ignition and did not match key to door locks. If key has worked for you in the past, visit a lock smith and have him lubricate all the locks to get tumblers working properly again.
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Diagnosis: Basically, the ignition slot thinks the key is in so the lock mechanism is in place, which prevents the key fob from going in all the way.
Solution: Insert your finger all the way into the slot. Curl your finger slightly so that the tip touches the bottom. Pull your finger out slowly and your finger will "unlock" the mechanism. You will hear a click sound and also feel it being unlocked. Try inserting your key fob into the slot.
The ignition key cylinder in a Buick
unlocks the ignition and allows the Buick's engine to start. The
cylinder contains a switch on the end of it (inside the cylinder) that
sends an electric signal to the starter motor. When the ignition key
cylinder fails, the Buick won't start. When this happens, you'll need a
new ignition cylinder. Purchase replacement cylinders from Buick. Difficulty: Moderately Easy
Things You'll Need:
Remove the screws on the bottom of the steering column on
your Buick. These screws hold the steering column cover on. You may need
to tilt the steering wheel to its highest position to access these
Turn the ignition key to the "II" position in the ignition cylinder.
Slide the punch pin into the access slot on the bottom of the ignition cylinder.
Push the pin all the way into the access slot while you pull the ignition cylinder out of the steering column.
Insert the new ignition cylinder into the steering column with the key in the "II" position on the cylinder.
Push the cylinder into the column until it "clicks," indicating that it is locked into the column.
Turn ignition key/lock cylinder to the ON position. Insert a thin screwdriver into the slot adjacent to the switch attaching screw boss (right-hand slot). Depress the spring latch located at the bottom of the slot to release the key/lock cylinder. Remove the cylinder. to remove key-lock cylinder switchIgnition Switch
Removal & Installation
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
2. Remove the steering column shroud and lower the steering column.
3. Detach the ignition switch electrical hardness connector.
4. Remove 2 nuts retaining the ignition switch to the steering column housing.
5. Lift the ignition switch upward to disengage the actuator rod from the switch and remove the switch.
> When installing the ignition switch, both the locking mechanism at the top of the column and the switch itself must be in the LOCK position for correct adjustment. To hold the mechanical parts of the column in the LOCK position, move the shift lever into PARK (with automatic transmissions) or REVERSE (with manual transmissions), turn the key to the LOCK position, and remove the key. New replacement switches, when received, are pinned in the LOCK position by a metal shipping pin inserted in a locking hole on the side of the switch.
6. Engage the actuator rod in the ignition switch.
7. Place the ignition switch on the steering column housing and loosely install 2 retaining nuts.
8. Move the switch up or down along the column to locate the mid-position of the actuator rod lash, then tighten the retaining nuts to 47-64 inch. Lbs. (5-7 Nm).
9. Raise the steering column into position at instrument panel. Install steering column shroud.
10. Connect the negative battery cable.
11. Remove the locking pin, connect the battery cable, and verified that the engine will only crank in PARK and NEUTRAL. Also check to make certain the start circuit cannot be actuated in the DRIVE and REVERSE positions. to get more help on this issue with more details. then please click on this link directly http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_5880956_change-ignition-lock-cylinder.html thanks.this will help.
inserting the wrong key wont damage the pats its just a no start condition.using a non pats key wont solve the problem either.when using unprogramed key the pcm will disable the ignition system and the starter
hello,good day,you have to remove again your steering lock mechanism,then remove your key,should be the locking pin was release,if not,there is wrong slot in your mechanism,try to disassemble and look the problem,,ty
IMPORTANT: Before entering programming mode, have in possession all of the remotes you will be using on the vehicle. Once you program the remotes , all previous codes will be erased from the memory. The other remotes will not be functional until you program the remotes again. 1.Close the vehicle doors. 2.Insert key in ignition and turn to ON (As far as you can without cranking engine) 3.Turn ignition OFF and remove the key from the ignition. 4.Press and hold the driver side door lock switch in the UNLOCK position. 5.Insert the ignition key into the ignition lock cylinder and remove the key. | (Do not turn the ignition key in the lock cylinder.)
6.Insert the ignition key into the ignition lock cylinder and remove the key. (Do not turn the ignition key in the lock cylinder.)
7.Insert the ignition key into the ignition lock cylinder. (Do not turn the ignition key in the lock cylinder.) Leave the ignition key in the ignition lock cylinder. 8.Release the door lock switch. The vehicle will sound three beeps in order to verify the Program Mode has been activated. 9.Press the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons together on the keyless entry transmitter and hold until the vehicle beeps twice to verify that the transmitter has been successfully programmed (this take approximately 15 seconds). 10.Perform the previous step to program up to four transmitters (including your old ones). 11.Remove the ignition key in order to exit the Program Mode.