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KEY STUCK IN 2003 HONDA PILOT

KEY IS BETWEEN LOCK AND ACCESSORY POSITIONS. TRIED: TURNING WHEEL LEFT & RIGHT; DISCONNECTING BATTERY.

KEY WON'T TURN, & CAN'T BE REMOVED.

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  • iw16 Nov 19, 2008

    TRIED SOLUTION. DID NOT WORK.

    DO YOU HAVE ANOTHER SOLUTION TO TRY?

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

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I have a 1998 Ford Contour. When I insert the key it will not turn. I have tried the standard stuff like wiggle the steering wheel, push in the brake and try to move the car from park, nothing! If I use...


You will most likely need to replace the ignition lock cylinder.

Functional Lock Cylinder
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the upper and lower steering column covers.
  3. Turn the ignition lock to the accessory position.
  4. Insert a 0.125 (3.17mm) wire pin or small drift punch in the hole at the top of the cylinder housing and depress the retaining pin while pulling out the lock cylinder To Install:
  5. Turn the new lock cylinder to accessory position and while pressing the retaining pin in, insert the lock cylinder into the housing.
  6. Turn the key to the OFF position the release the retaining pin.
  7. Try the lock cylinder operation in all positions.
  8. Reinstall the steering column covers.
  9. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
Non-Functional Lock Cylinder
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the upper and lower steering column covers.
  3. Insert a 0.125 (3.17mm) drill bit in the hole at the top of the cylinder housing and drill out the retaining pin. NOTE: Be careful not to drill into the lock cylinder housing.
  4. Pull out the lock cylinder.
  5. Clean out all the metal shavings and check the tube for damage. If damaged, the housing must be replaced. To Install:
  6. Turn the new lock cylinder to accessory position and while pressing the retaining pin in, insert the lock cylinder into the housing.
  7. Turn the key to the OFF position the release the retaining pin.
  8. Try the lock cylinder operation in all positions.
  9. Reinstall the steering column covers.
  10. Reconnect the negative battery cable.

Remove the three screws and remove the lower column cover


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Releasing the lock cylinder retaining pin



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Here's the procedure on how to remove and install the ignition switch.


Removal
1.1
Disconnect the car's negative battery cable.
2.2
Insert the key into the lock cylinder and turn it to the Accessory position--turn it to the left. Make sure the front wheels are facing straight ahead before you do this.
3.3
Pry off the covers on the sides of the steering wheel concealing the air bag's mounting screws. Remove the screws with a Torx wrench, pull the air bag off the wheel and disconnect its electrical connectors.
4.4
Remove the steering wheel--unplug the electrical connector to the horn and cruise control, remove the wheel's retaining nut with a wrench, mark the hub's relationship to the steering shaft with tape and remove the wheel with a steering wheel puller.
5.5
Remove the steering column covers by removing the two Phillips screws on the sides and separating the two halves of the covers.
6.6
Unplug the electrical connectors for the ignition switch.
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Unscrew the retaining screws for the ignition switch with a screwdriver and pull the switch out of the lock cylinder's housing.
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8.1
Insert the replacement ignition switch into the lock cylinder housing--the lock cylinder must still be in the Accessory position--and secure it with the retaining screws. Connect the electrical connectors to the switch.
9.2
Connect the steering column covers to the column and secure them with their Phillips screws.
10.3
Install the steering wheel to the column, then connect the air bag to the wheel with its electrical connector and Torx screws.
11.4
Re-connect the battery cable.

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GM Buick/Oldsmobile/Pontiac/Full-Size 1975-1990
Repair Guide - Ignition Switch

CAUTION Do not attempt any service on the steering wheel, column or instrument panel on Buick and Oldsmobile models equipped with an air bag. Service on these models should only be performed by a professional technician.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
  1. Turn the steering wheel so the vehicle's wheels are in the straight ahead position. Turn the key to the LOCK position.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Remove the column to instrument panel trim plates and attaching nuts.
  4. Lower the column and disconnect the shift indicator cable.
  5. Disconnect the ignition and dimmer switch connectors.
  6. Remove the switch attaching screws and remove the switch.
To install:
  1. Move the actuator rod hole in the switch to the lock position.
  2. Install the switch with the rod in the hole. Adjust the switch as follows:
    1. Models to 1988- Move the switch slider to the extreme left ACC position, then move the slider 2 detents to the right to the OFF-UNLOCK position.
    2. 1989 and 1990 - Place a 3/32 in. drill bit in the hole on the switch to lock the switch into position. Move the switch slider to the extreme left position then move the slider 1 detent to the left LOCK position.

  3. Position and reassemble the steering column in reverse of the disassembly procedure.
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