Question about Mazda Protege
Had new key cut it opens the doors fine but when i put it in the ignition it wont turn at all n steering is locked
If another key works look for a small difference between keys. Sometimes a key is cut high or low. If no key works in the ignition then it could be the tumbler.
Posted on Dec 30, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Ignition Lock
I have/had the exact same problem today. I tried the solution as posted, spray WD40 into the ignition switch. That didn't work. I then tried rocking the car back and forth (front to back). That worked. My guess is the key is worn. I will eventually need a new ignition switch. But until that time comes, I will keep rockin' the car.
Posted on Jan 18, 2009
Hi what is happening is that your turn off your car and left the wheels turned to one side and specially if your car is parke in a hill what you have to do is to force the steering wheel to the same direction of your wheels this will free up the ignition switch it is going to be hard let me tell you but it will work and this is why your shift don't work once you have the ignition switch free then your shift will work again
Posted on Apr 01, 2009
SOURCE: key wont turn in ignition
had the same problem with a 99 dodge van. tow truck driver put the key into the ignition and tapped it a couple of times while turning the key to freed it up and start the engine. works as long as you leave the key in the ignition so i use a second key to lock/unlock the van. hope this works for you. gary
Posted on May 20, 2009
You will have to have the ignition cylinder replaced in the car. The only thing that keeps that ignition from turning is a little tang on the sdie of it. The only way that tang moves is by the tumblers inside the cylinder moving it. They will have a hard time replacing it too as they can't remove the cylinder from the bore until it is in the "run" position. Obviously there are ways to get them out but it usually involves using half the tools of a good tech's toolbox. if it is towed the towtruck driver will have to use dolly wheels or remove the shifter cable at the transmission to get it to move as it will be stuck in park- unless is a standard shift.
I am sorry for the bad news. Get a second opinion from somebody that can put their hands on it , but it sounds like you have a tried all or most of the tricks.
Posted on Sep 29, 2008
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Make sure that all the doors are closed and unlocked and wait for dome light to go out before starting.
Insert the ignition key into the ignition switch
Open drivers door
Close/open drivers door
Wait 8 secs
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Press remote & keep pressing one button & then the other slowly(2 secs) until locks start working(they wont operate if key is in ignition).
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