Question about 2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited Sedan
How do I remove ignition switch ?
I believe I can help with this. Try the following fixes in this order:
1) Try jiggling the steering wheel while you try to turn the key in the ignition. You can also try moving the wheel as far as possible to the left and trying to turn the key as well as turning it as far as possible to the right and turning the key. In most cases, this works to fix the problem.
2) Dust and dirt can get into your ignition switch and build up over time. The dirt will contain a bit of moisture and cause a "gel" or "grease-like" substance to form. This can freeze if you live where it's cold, but either way, it may stop the key from turning. The fix is to spray a few squirts of carburetor cleaner (using the small spray straw) in there and move the key in and out. This should clean the grease-like substance out of the inside. Then, squirt a bit of WD-40 in there. This should prevent it from happening again for a long time. If #1 didn't work, 9 times out of 10 this will.
3) Take the car to the repair shop, you most likely have an ignition problem.
Posted on Feb 04, 2009
Completey agree, Hyudai's have a so many flaws that they refuse to admit. My ignition just went out too. Along with sun visiors that dont stay up, head lights that have to repeatedly replaced and brake lights the same. No access to to the middle brake light either.
Posted on Jun 14, 2012
Dust & **** my foot.I just bought a 2012 Sonata and it happened.It's a manufacturing defect that they must know about.
I called the dealer and they told me they were fully booked all week but I could come in and wait a few hours until they could look at it.
Finally I asked if a mechanic could call me.She said he would.I'm still waiting.
Posted on Nov 03, 2011
I had the same problem. Unfortunately, you can't remove the lock cylinder when the key won't turn. I disconnected the (-) from the battery and again tried wiggling the steering wheel, while at the same time turning the key and it came free. I think there is some extra electronic backup that prevents the key from turning that got screwed up when I shut the car off (can't think of any other reason disconnecting the battery works). Once the key is free, you can remove the lock cylinder if you want (turn key to Acc. and then slightly push the pin on the bottom about 2 inches in - need to have bottom dashboard off). Hope this helps.
Posted on Jan 22, 2009
Thanks eitan, Problem is the key is jammed in the ignition lock cylinder and despite WD40 and other release agents it wont extract from the cylinder or turn to other positions.
How can I get a disassemble procedure as descibed by you. Thanks.
Posted on Jul 05, 2008
SOURCE: can't remove car key
I assume that your car has an automatic transmission - If so, try holding your shift lever higher in the PARK position when you try to remove the key.
Posted on May 03, 2009
yes, that is what a large srew driver is for, hehe.
However you will need to pull the stering wheel
and remove the internal blinker assembly and remove a bolt holding it in place, if you need to move the tumbler use a srew driver and force it around. This
should be done by a good mechanic, even we have a fun time...If it is design like I think
Posted on Feb 10, 2010
The ignition has an interlock that will not let you turn the key all the way to OFF until the transmission is in park.
This is done via a sensor either in the transmission itself, or on the shifter.
With the car off, step on the brake and shift from Park to Reverse, then back in to Park. You should hear a faint "click" as the interlock engages. If not, then your sensor (switch) may have failed.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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can be faulty ignition lock cylinder. I suggest to wiggle the steering wheel
a bit and see if the key gets released out. If that is not helping
then first turn steering wheel to right and try removing the key, or next turn
steering wheel to left and see if you can remove the key.
wd-40 in the ignition key hole and let it remain there for few minutes, after
that once again try to remove the key and see if that helps.
if that is not helping then ignition lock cylinder has to be removed out and
key has to be manually removed.
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