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I can't get the key all the way in to the ignition. It seems like there is something jammed in it.

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My husband phoned a mechanic and was told to drill out the ignition with varying sizes of bits until he had made a large enough hole to get to the switch inside. So for now he has to start the car with a long handled screwdriver - but he can get a new ignition to replace it.

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