Question about Kia Cars & Trucks
I put the key into the ignition and it seems like it it is the wrong key. It is like the housing is locked up. I have a manual tranny. I have tried to move the steering wheel side to side but nothing works
Buy a new lock kit about 180 euros but remember to swop the chip inside the keys over or it will not start,as the lock is jammed up then you will have a job removing it as you cannot put the lock in ACC to push the pin in to remove lock ,use the new lock to work out where the pin hol is or should be as not all lock casing have the hole ,then work out where it should be with the lock in the position its in then drill a small hole so you can get to push the pin in failing which renew the whole steering lock but be carefull of the transponder ring around the lock remove this before you start
Posted on Mar 17, 2014
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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
SOURCE: 1997 sentra ignition locked
With the key in the ignition, tap on the key with something heavy like a pair of pliers, screwdriver etc. It will cause the pin inside the mechanism to drop, and the iginition will turn. Happened to me today, worked like a charm.
Posted on Apr 20, 2009
Typically, the steering is preloaded. This happens when car is turned off with some steering assist being applied (whether you know it or not).
Often you have to manhandle the wheel in one direction or the other while turning the key.
Posted on Sep 07, 2009
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