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1998 volvo v70 - key stuck in ignition. Turns but wont start?

I have a 1998 volvo v70 4d sw. The ignition key is stuck inside the ignition. Key turns but not all the way to start - car does not run. No accessories or lights work. Steering wheel turns and I can shift gears.

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  • richturn May 22, 2009

    OK halfway there maybe - key is out. Gearshift over-ride button is sticking. When engaged (up position), key comes out, and wheel locks.



    Key still will only turn to first mark on cyclinder (on?). Will not go to second mark (acc?) or third (start).



    Button on gear shift does not seem to be sticking, or stuck inside the gear shift.



    Brand new battery! We have had fives straight days of rain here; car has been driven through some puddles and standing water ??



    Thanks,



    Rich







  • richturn May 22, 2009

    Any help out there? Trying to fix or towed to the shop before 5:00 pm! It's 4:35 now.

    Thanks

  • richturn May 22, 2009

    Key is out now! Key won't turn and thus car does not start.

    Please read second post!

  • richturn May 22, 2009

    Key will turn to first mark on cyclinder (on?), and wheel unlocks.



    Will not go to second mark (acc?) or third (start).

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Sounds like the cylinder isn't lined up to the key way.
also another option You either need to turn the steering wheel before turning the key or the ignition cylinder is bad and you need a new one.jiggle your steering wheel back and forth.it may be that when you shut down your car earlier you had your steering wheel turned just so. Try inserting your key in the ignition and turn your steering wheel just slightly and see if that will unlock the switch. .

Posted on May 22, 2009

  • bepositive May 22, 2009

    Before you go through all that, let's try a low-tech solution. Occasionally if my wheel locks, the key sometimes won't turn. In this situation all I have to do is turn the wheel to the left as far as it will go (when wheel is still locked) and then the key turns quite nicely.

    Try that before you start replacing things.



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    This the instruction to Remove Lock Cylinder

    1. Pull the transponder coil out of the lock cylinder using pulling hook.
    2. Push sleeve onto cap.
    3. Rotate lock cylinder into position “1” using the key and on further slightly to the next audible detent.
    4. Unlock and remove lock by turning the cap counterclockwise through 90◦.

    What happens with any ignition lock cylinder is sometimes one of wafers/pins in the cylinder gets "hung up". Depending which pin it is determines whether you can partially turn the cylinder or not turn the cylinder at all. The only thing that will possibly make the lock work again is lubrication and a little shock therapy.

    What you need is a 6-7 in. long wooden or plastic dowel, the diameter of which must be smaller than the diameter of the lock face and a spray can of Lock-Easehttp://www.acehardwareoutlet.com/(1berypmlmgmhuwvg32ab1d45)/ProductDetails.aspx?SKU=10716. When buying the Lock-Ease make sure that it has the red flexible straw taped to the can.

    The first order of business is to bend the tip of the straw to a 45 degree angle, with the help of a hair dryer.

    1. With the straw inserted in the spray nozzle, insert the straw into the keyslot with the 45 degree tip facing upwards until it reaches the back of the cylinder.

    2. Press the nozzle and slowly pull the can and straw outwards until the full length of the keyway has been sprayed. Do this once more. Don't worry about the bottom part of the lock as the residual spray will lubricate it.

    3. Wait about 15 mins.

    4. Then insert the key in and out of the lock cyl. approx. ten times and then attempt to turn the cyl. in the normal fashion. Repeat the process 2-3 times if the cyl. does not turn.

    5. If the above does not work, spray the inside with Lock-Ease, take the wooden or plastic dowel and hold the end of it 1/4 inch away from the face of the lock cyl. Then strike the dowel with a light hammer 2-3 times., each timeholding the dowel away from the face. Light taps with the hammer will not do the trick. Don't over do it, but believe me more force is necessary than light taps.

    6. Then insert the key and attempt to turn the cyl. You might be successful on the first try or you might have to do this 10 times but the lock will eventually turn. Patience is necessary. My longest encounter with a Mercedes lock was 45 mins. Don't be afraid to strike the lock. Nothing will happen to it since it is made of tempered steel. Patience, patience, patience. Keep at it and the lock will turn.

    For those who want to replace the lock cyl. it will be necessary to have a new CODED cyl. ready and the cap removal tool (202 589 00 14 00) handy. The tool must be in place before the striking of the lock procedure is done. There have been times that you only get "one bite of the apple" in turning the cylinder. The car would start but then when it is returned to the lock position, the key would not turn on subsequent tries, and I then had to repeat the process of making the lock turn again. 

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If the key is stucked in the ignition module .then its definately the key not connecting properly or .ignition problem.it has to be checked by a mechanic.dont pull or force or damage the gey or the ignition lock it will get damaged.get it towed as to nearest car service centres.they have proper tools to remove the key smoothly.without any damage.this will help. thanks. please keep updated.thank you for using fixya.

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Hi,

Turn your steering wheel and make sure that the wheels are straight. Also, take the car out of Park and put it back again. Sometimes that's all you need to do.

OR

HEY ! IS your battery Dead? A LOT of vehicle Models if you stick a Key and try to turn them on and the battery is completely dead Will NOT let you pull you key back out. Try charging the battery sounds like the problem. Happens to me a lot because my vehicles light sometimes come on and I drive it rarely so then it completely empties the battery. Just charge it a little and it'll pop right out.

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try turning to on, not start, and then to acc. then back to off....then jiggle it, should come out.....

OR

you have maybe bad ignition lock you can try one more thing make sure the override button by gearshifter in not stuck in lower position and also make sure the gear shift knob is not stock inside the button on gear shifter if that is ok you will need new lock .good luck

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Posted on May 22, 2009

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