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The ignition switch on my 1997 Lincoln Continental is very hard to turn on, specially since I have sporadic arthritis in my right hand. Is there some way to "loosen" the switch, etc ?

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No, But a good lube with wd40 or white lithium grease will ease it plus there are gadgets available for assisted twisting of keys available on the net , try this website :

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at just $6.95 it is worth it - get a few so that you can use them in your doors at home too!!

Good luck

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Testimonial: "Thanks for the tips - I tried the WD40 AND white lithium grease - neither was much help. I read reviews on the "hole-in -one key holder, and there were too many negatives, so I'll pass on that. Thanks anyway."

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