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A picture of a key with a line through it

Put key in ignitian and couldnt turn it. fooled with it a bit and finally got it to turn. Then on the dash a picture of a key with a line through it light up, stayed on for a bit then went off.

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Side bar in the lock itself is starting to stick-very common with these iginitions-it's all mechanical-It's easier to service the ignition why the key is still able to turn. recommend a good local locksmith for service -if not write back on how to remove.

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