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Key wont turn in cold weather, locked

When below a certain temp the key wont turn. It get locked up.

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  • bobby2steaks Dec 24, 2008

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  • Rob M May 11, 2010

    Door key? Ignition Key?

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My '06 xB does this when the steering wheel locks. Press the break, turn the wheel as far to the side as it will go. Hold it there while you turn the key with moderate force. (Don't break it!) Should unlock.

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Sounds to me like the ignition switch needs proper lubrication may want to take it out and rub some lithium grease into it.

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

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