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I have a 1991 Honda and the key will not turn in the ignition

I have cranked the steering wheel, the car is in park and it wont turn. sometimes it will catch and the car will start but it usually takes me about 30 mins. Do you think i just need to get a new key made or do i need to get a new ignition???

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  • amylulu74 Nov 25, 2008

    does it make a difference that it is an Accord and not a Civic?

  • amylulu74 Nov 25, 2008

    oh and does it have to be a certain kind of ignition switch?

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You need to replace the ignition switch- most cars run around $25. they are fairly simple to replace.
remove the shroud that covers the steering wheel, turn the key to ACC, using a small flat head screwdriver, press the release button- usually located on the top right side, the switch should pull out with no problem. make sure the new switch is turned to ACC, and slide it in the slot, make sure the new switch works before you reassemble everything.

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    Brandy Mooney Nov 25, 2008

    it shouldn't matter what type car you have- i have had two diff types of cars and had the same problem- just make sure you change it ASAP, you don't want to get out away from home and get stranded, because eventually, the switch will go out. There is a certain switch you need, go to your parts store and tell them you need an ignition lock and key for your car, otherwise they'll try to sell you the entire set up, which can be pretty costly. If you can't get the key to turn, and it completely locks, you may need to drill it out. Drilling it out can be time consuming, but fairly easy. Hope this helps. :)

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