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Key cylinder Key will not turn in ignition cylinder. Just happened.

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Try shooting some wd-40 into the tumbler and working the key in a bit; if you have another key I would try that as well. If that doesn't work for you, you will need to replace the "ignition tumbler".

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  1. 1 Remove the screws on the bottom of the steering column on your Buick. These screws hold the steering column cover on. You may need to tilt the steering wheel to its highest position to access these screws.
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2. Turn OFF the ignition.
3. Remove the key from the ignition.
4. Press and hold the driver side door lock switch in the UNLOCK position.
5. Insert the ignition key into the ignition lock cylinder and remove the key. (Do not turn the ignition key in the lock cylinder.)
6. Insert the ignition key into the ignition lock cylinder and remove the key. (Do not turn the ignition key in the lock cylinder.)
7. Insert the ignition key into the ignition lock cylinder. (Do not turn the ignition key in the lock cylinder.) Leave the ignition key in the ignition lock cylinder.
8. Release the door lock switch. The vehicle will sound three beeps in order to verify the Program Mode has been activated.
9. Press the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons together on the keyless entry transmitter and hold until the vehicle beeps twice to verify that the transmitter has been successfully programmed (this take approximately 15 seconds).
10. Perform the previous step to program up to four transmitters (including your old ones).
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1. Close the vehicle doors.
2. Insert key in ignition and turn to ON (As far as you can without cranking engine)
3. Turn ignition OFF and remove the key from the ignition.
4. Press and hold the driver side door lock switch in the UNLOCK position.
5. Insert the ignition key into the ignition lock cylinder and remove the key.
| (Do not turn the ignition key in the lock cylinder.)


6.
Insert the ignition key into the ignition lock cylinder and remove the key.
(Do not turn the ignition key in the lock cylinder.)


7.
Insert the ignition key into the ignition lock cylinder. (Do not turn the
ignition key in the lock cylinder.) Leave the ignition key in the ignition lock
cylinder.

8. Release the door lock switch. The vehicle will sound three beeps in order to
verify the Program Mode has been activated.

9. Press the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons together on the keyless entry
transmitter and hold until the vehicle beeps twice to verify that the
transmitter has been successfully programmed (this take approximately 15
seconds).

10. Perform the previous step to program up to four transmitters (including your
old ones).

11. Remove the ignition key in order to exit the Program Mode.

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