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Key stuck in ignition I forced it out now the car will not start

I have a 2000 Volvo V70 with the key stuck in the ignition. The car was working fine until I wiggled (forced) the key out now the car will not start. It cranks but will not fire - like it is in anti-theft mode. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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I found it necessary to try two of the the fixes listed before I solved the problem. Here's what I learned, as it relates to my 2000 V70:

1. The lock button on the shifter WAS stuck in the depressed mode. So I squirted a bit of WD-40 and--presto! It was released. But my problem wasn't solved. On examining the button action a little more, I noticed it it wasn't FULLY freed. So, another squirt of WD-40 and a few more press/releases, and---PERFECT. BUT the problem was not solved.

2. I next tried to "lift" the "shift override" button using pliers with gentle-to-moderate pressure so as not to break the plastic. It did lift a little, but still no solution. So I squirted a bit of WD-40 into the space around the button and pushed the button several times to "work-in" the WD-40. No luck. In fact, the button seemed stuck in a depressed mode even more.

3. Finally, to the SOLUTION! Since I could no longer get a grip on the button, I introduced 2 thin-bladed knives to barely exposed opposing side surfaces and pried the switch-button up. Still, no luck, but going back to the pliers and gentle/moderate pressure, I was able to pull the button up, and----SUCCESS!!!!

Notes: I am surprised at how much travel there was in the button--a good 3/16" it seems.

I don't know what caused the button to seize in the depressed state. I never use it and I don't think that I've ever spilled anything on/in it. But its horizontal position just begs for this kind of problem.

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U need to take to volo work shop u damaged the cip in the key u need to get a new one it has to go on the computer

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Try a sqirt of wd 40 into the barrel and also down the shift lock mechanism

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