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Ignition key removal

Sometimes the ignition key does not want to come out of the ignition. This appears to happen mostly when the car is stopped and the seatbelt is removed. Any ideas???

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  • gdresser Dec 17, 2008

    I have trouble getting the key out of the ignition, it has been in the the audi garage but they can't fault it. To remove the key I push in the key with my thumb and move my hand away from the ignition and then try to remove the key after 1-2 seconds. Most of the time this works but occasionally it doesn't and als the ignition fails to read the jey when trying to start the car. Audi have said it is operator error but it is a company car and three people have all experienced this and it has also been witnessed by Audi Roadside Assist. Any help

  • macclad Jan 09, 2009

    Similar to the other guys - sometimes the ignition key will just not come out - I need to restart the engine, then stop and try to release the key again.

    Has anyone had a replacement block fix the problem?



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Try wriggling the steering as remove the key

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It is the magnet inside the ignition block (the barrel where you put key in) . Usually you fix this problem replacing the ignition block.

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