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Can't remove my key from the ignition switch on the steering column.

I've moved the shift lever to both the nuetral and the park positions and turning the steering wheel both to the left and right. The ignition switch will turn and start the vehicle but it will not completely turn back to the 0, or off position, which would allow for the key to be removed. The engine will turn off but the radio lights remain illuminated. Do I need a new ignition switch or is a simple fix available?

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    alberto_tony Feb 16, 2012

    i have the same problem. but the way i remove the key was i unplugged the battery and when it was unplugged i turned it to the 0 position it came out with out struggling. i still haven't solved the problem. when i put the battery back the key will get stuck again. but for now at least the key is not in the ignition.

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  • Honda Master
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They are able to be fixed I suggest you take it to a lock smith.

Posted on Jul 13, 2017

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SOURCE: KEY STUCK IN 2003 HONDA PILOT

put foot on brake and wiggle gear shift while trying to remove key

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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Sounds like the ignition switch to me. the column should have access without pulling the wheel

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Shifting Gear is Stuck in ''Park'' position

u will need to check and make sure the brake lights work, the shifter is tied to the brake light switch, if the brake lights don't work or the brake pedal is not pushed a gear shifter lock out is engaged, this is a Federally mandated safety feature.

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

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SOURCE: waterflood honda odyssey 2008

You need to take this to your local Honda Dealer, before you cause more electrical or engine damage.

A vehicle that has been submerged can have water inside the engine, this can cause what's called "Hydrolock"and if it was to start for a moment, it could destroy the entire engine or at least do expensive major damage.

If the Electrical system is wet in the wrong places, remember water is a conductor and you keep trying to start it, bad things may happen. Think about what would happen if you poured a glass of water into your home computer tower. Most modern cars have at least 6 onboard computers connected via a network system called "multiplexing". Your electrical ignition switch may have fried out, locking it in place.

You need to get this looked at by the right people.

Posted on May 06, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a 2007 Honda Accord and the key is stuck in the ignition.

You need to push the car into Park harder and the key will pop right out :) even if it is off just push the gear in harder.. 

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

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