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My car key is stuck in the ignition of automatic V40 51 plate. The car is in P postion and I can't even put the steering lock on. The keys turn but I just can't get the key out? Help

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did you try just pulling the wheel to one side? If wheels are turned too far one way mine will lock up like that too - turn INTO the steer and then try to crank. Hope that is all it was! I hate my anti-theft and am tryin to have it completely disables - who is going to steal my '91 volvo???

Posted on Aug 15, 2008

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I'll bet this is the "key" to getting your key out - - my son's car had the same problem, but he forgot to mention it when we traded cars for the week! Check the button on your shifter - the button you have to squeeze to change gears - - it's probably stuck "in", rather than popping back out as it should. My son has had this problem for 2 years, and I can't believe he put up with it on a daily basis. The button (it's actually a wedge shape" was barely sticking out of the shift knob, so you'd have to use two fingers of both hands to pull it forward (towards the dash) - busts your manicure, for sure. I sprayed it with WD-40 when I got home, it popped out in a flash, and no problem since!

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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Hi I am vortash I had this once and it was the same vehicle I cut a thin piece of plastic from an old credit card just slightly thinner than the key and applied some superglue to it onl a very tiny amount in the middle of the plastic I applied it with a pin so not to put too much on .. I then eased it into the keyhole next to the key waited 5 minutes for the glue to dry and managed to gently pull it out but if you dont fancy that idea I have also seen it done by drilling a vey small hole in the top of the broken Key with a Dremel and a fine drill bit and a small allen key with loctite on it pushed and tapped into the hole .. that worked also .. hope this helps Regards Vortash

Posted on May 29, 2009

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Take off two-halfs of steering wheel (torx screws) put key on acc and there is a small hole in the column where the tumbler is stick a small paper clip or watch screw driver inside and the tumbler should come out this seems to be a problem after the 850 series beacause of the chip inside of the key

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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