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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Re: ignition key is stuck in the cylinder
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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Try slightly turning your steering wheel while turning the key. ( Your wheel will be locked but should still be able to move a bit. Don't force the key too much or you could break it, and make things much worse. If that doesn't work your ignition may be defective.
Replace the ignition switch that screws onto the back of the lock cylinder, they were a very common problem and actually subject to a recall. You could phone a nearby honda dealership with your VIN number and they may replace it for free.
Programming When Key added or replaced. System malfunction. How Obtain all keys. A maximum of 3 keys can be programmed. Close all doors and boot/tailgate. Switch ignition ON. Repeat procedure below 3 times: Within 4 seconds: Press key lock or unlock button. Within 4 seconds: Switch ignition OFF. Within 4 seconds: Switch ignition ON. Within 4 seconds: Press key lock or unlock button. System should now lock or unlock vehicle. Within 4 seconds: Press key lock or unlock button. Within 10 seconds: Press lock or unlock button of first key. System should now lock or unlock vehicle. Press lock or unlock button of second key. System should now lock or unlock vehicle. Press lock or unlock button of third key. System should now lock or unlock vehicle. Switch ignition OFF. Remove key. Check operation of all programmed keys. NOTE: If less than 3 keys are to be programmed, remove ignition key after programming last key.
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There a several recalls that deal with this problem, it seems that due to a defective part in the ignition interlock system at times the key not be removed from the ignition, it appears the issue is corrected by installing a new lock cylinder, to read the full text of recalls on this issue go to link listed below.