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Ignition I had trouble turning the key once the key was inserted into the ignition box. It seemed like it was stuck. Force had to be used to turn the key though the inginition box, so the car would start. Same thing happened to me today. It was hard to get the key turned all the way this morning, but it only took 10 seconds or so. Tonight, I tried forever and finally I got it towed. I haven't figured it out yet.

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  • Joeys Dad Nov 27, 2008

    Yes, I am.

  • drksky66 Nov 28, 2008

    Same problem as Joey's Dad, my 2004 Volvo S60 has an ignition malfunction. I inserted the key but it would only move to the "I" position. The ignition switch seemed stuck for no apparent reason. What can be done?

  • Shaun Plencner
    Shaun Plencner May 11, 2010

    volvo newer than 1999 have chip in the key are u useing the original key

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Occasionally the shift lock cable can stick and cause this problem. Try jiggling the shifter and see if that helps. You may need to replace the cable.

The chip in the key is purely electrical and will not prevent the key from mechanically turning the ignition switch.

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