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Keys won't come out of the ignition when in park. I s done put my foot on the break and tried to turn the steering wheel but still don't wanna come out. Any ideas?

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Try to get the steering wheel to lock by turning it more. If it locks keep pressure on it while trying to get the key out

Posted on Jan 08, 2013

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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.



http://www.carcomplaints.com/Honda/Accord/2000/investigations.shtmle

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The steering locks don't necessarily engage when the key is removed, I always turn the wheel before exiting to engage it. There are several positions that will allow the pin to lock in but if between these, it may seem that it isn't locked.

Posted on Aug 23, 2008

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sprey some dw40 into the lock cylinder and try again.
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SOURCE: ignition key won t turn. steering wheel locked

the key may be worn badly or the ignition needs to be replaced.

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

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