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Ignition key is stuck in the cylinder

Hi,
I have a 2004 Honda Accord 4 cylinder and the key is stuck in the cylinder and the key won't turn to the lock postion where I am able to pull the key out and the steering wheel doesn't lock either...HELP!
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Vickie

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  • vsf82 Nov 29, 2008

    Yea, I did try that. I even started the car and backed up (several times) turning the wheel thinking ok, maybe this would help but didn't. I took it to the dealership and they want $660 to replace the key cylinder. They did spray some liquid wrench in it and after it sat over nite I can get my key out now. I did take my key off of the key chain so it's just the "one" key now. I'm going to chance it and see what happens.

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Did u try turning the steering wheel slightly in either direction? The steering wheel can 'jam' causing the key to seem stuck in the ignition. Simply turning the steering wheel a bit relieves the pressure and the key will turn. Let me know if this works for u

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