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Key stuck in ignition

Key is stuck in the ignition of my volvo s40 2001. Can turn it on and drive just can't get the key out.

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I have the same problem. it is the gear shift, it gets stuck. the little button on the handle gets stuck. pull it out and the key will come out.

Posted on Aug 05, 2010

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Hi I am vortash I had this once and it was the same vehicle I cut a thin piece of plastic from an old credit card just slightly thinner than the key and applied some superglue to it onl a very tiny amount in the middle of the plastic I applied it with a pin so not to put too much on .. I then eased it into the keyhole next to the key waited 5 minutes for the glue to dry and managed to gently pull it out but if you dont fancy that idea I have also seen it done by drilling a vey small hole in the top of the broken Key with a Dremel and a fine drill bit and a small allen key with loctite on it pushed and tapped into the hole .. that worked also .. hope this helps Regards Vortash

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