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My key is getting stuck in the ignition.

When I put the car in park and go to pull the key out, it is acting like it is locked in the ignition. It doesn't do it all the time. It won't do it for a week and then all of the sudden it does it several times in a day. Any advice???

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I would spray some graphite into the key hole to keep it from sticking so much; WD-40 may work as well. Is it a electric key lock or just a regular lock. If it's electric you may have to make a service call. If it's regualr just use the graphite trick it works real well.

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