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Ignition key / lock steering

Cannot get key out of ignition/ steering wheel does not lock in place and key will not turn past acc position

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    Parked car and cannot get key out of the ignition

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Try spraying WD 40 into the ignition as possible. Let sit a second.. Then try working the key. It should come out. Then work the key in and out and turn on and off; a few minutes. This is to loosen the ignition up. I had the same problem, once with my car key. The key came right out.

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How can I remove my ignition key from my 2005 Suzuki Forenza?


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Page 2-12 in your operators guide states;

"LOCK:
This position locks your steering wheel,
ignition, automatic transmission shift lever
and automatic transmission. This is the
only position from which you can remove
the key. For easier key operation when
unlocking the steering wheel, move the
steering wheel back and forth while turning
the key to the ACC position."


this means if car has wheels (tires) againsta curb or large rock
that means, wiggle the steering wheel and turn the key to lock
then it can do that.
in some cases it can be near impossible
like in San Fransisco, on a very very very steep hill.
the manual tells you set the hand brake first.
or you many not get the transmission out of park or steering lock failure. do to these forces at bay.

next time tell poster where your tires are.
we cant guess, that. and MATTERS.

May 30, 2014 | 2004 Suzuki Forenza

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2010 Nissan sentra ignition is locked. The steering wheel is not locked. Ive tried turning the wheels, jiggling it, wd40... What do you think?


Bad ignition tumbler/keyset. Something internal is jammed most likely. Or the linkage between the Automatic (assuming it's not a manual tranny) and the steering column isn't properly aligned. but that only prevents the key from going to the position for key removal. It would still rotate to the ACC and ON positions.

May 16, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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When you turn the key,it only goes to the Acc position


Turn the Key OVER and see if you can rotate it then.

Are your Wheels turned HARD and the Steering Wheel Locked?
Are your Wheels against a CURB and not allowing the Steering Wheel to rotate to remove the Locking Mechanism to go freely?

Feb 13, 2014 | Lexus LS 400 Cars & Trucks

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Steering wheel locks when key is in On position, unlocks in Off


Either you got the wrong lock or you messed something up. Time to take it out and start over.

Apr 10, 2013 | 1992 Toyota Corolla

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Trying remove the ignition in toyota avalon 2000


TO REMOVE THE IGNITION SWITCH FIRST TURN OFF RADIO.AND DISABLE AIRBAGS BY DISCONNECTING NEGATIVE BATTERY CABLE WAITING 20 MINUTES UNTIL AIRBAGS DISCHARGE.TO REMOVE IGNITION SWITCH PLACE THE IGNITION KEY IN THE ACC POSITION. REMOVE THE STEERING WHEEL AND REMOVE THE STEERING COLUMN COVERS.DISCONNECT THE IGNTION SWITCH ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS.REMOVE THE SWITCH RETAINING SCREWS THEN PULL THE SWITCH FROM THE LOCK CYLINDER HOUSING.IF YOU TRYING TO REMOVE THE LOCK CYLINDER WITH LOCK CYLINDER IN ACC POSITION. USE A SMALL SCREW DRIVER OR PUNCH. DEPRESS THE LOCK CYLINDER RETAINING PIN THEN REMOVE LOCK CYLINDER. TO INSTALL NEW LOCK CYLINDER. DEPRESS THE RETAINING PIN AND GUIDE THE LOCK CYLINDER INTO THE HOUSING UNTIL THE RETAINING PIN EXTENDS ITSELF BACK INTO THE LOCATING HOLE IN THE HOUSING.

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What is the procedure to changing an keyed ignition lock?


Hi there,

Removal

Disconnect the negative battery cable with the proper size wrench and place away from the battery.
Insert the key into the ignition lock cylinder and turn the key to the run position.
Remove the steering column cover on a tilt steering wheel model by pressing the upper and lower section of the cover together and pulling free from the mounting plate. Remove the steering column covers on a non tilt steering wheel model by using a Philips screwdriver and unscrewing the mounting screws.
Disconnect the electrical connector from the ignition switch by lifting up on the release tab and pulling.
Press the ignition switch actuator pin by pushing a small screw driver into the key lock cylinder, while doing this pull the ignition switch out of the ignition switch housing.

Installation

Insert the new key into the new ignition switch and turn the key to the run position. Insert the new ignition switch into the ignition switch housing. Wiggle the switch back and forth until the actuator pin mounting hole is aligned and falls into place.
Install the electrical connector back into the connector housing by pressing it in with your hands.
Place the steering column covers back onto the non tilt steering wheel and insert mounting screws. Tighten screws using a Philips screwdriver. Place the steering column covers over the tilt steering wheel and press the upper and lower portion together to snap covers back into the mounting plate.
Pull on the ignition key to ensure switch is locked into place. Turn key to the "off" position and remove the key. Insert the key and start the vehicle.

Hope these help.

Jan 28, 2011 | 1992 Ford Crown Victoria

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I can't get the rod that connects the key lock and door latch in the right position to work correctly.


  • Disconnect the negative battery cable with the proper size wrench and place away from the battery.

    Insert the key into the ignition lock cylinder and turn the key to the run position.
  • 2 Remove the steering column cover on a tilt steering wheel model by pressing the upper and lower section of the cover together and pulling free from the mounting plate. Remove the steering column covers on a non tilt steering wheel model by using a Philips screwdriver and unscrewing the mounting screws.
  • 3 Disconnect the electrical connector from the ignition switch by lifting up on the release tab and pulling.

    Press the ignition switch actuator pin by pushing a small screw driver into the key lock cylinder, while doing this pull the ignition switch out of the ignition switch housing.
  • Installation
  • 1 Insert the new key into the new ignition switch and turn the key to the run position. Insert the new ignition switch into the ignition switch housing. Wiggle the switch back and forth until the actuator pin mounting hole is aligned and falls into place.
  • 2 Install the electrical connector back into the connector housing by pressing it in with your hands.
  • 3 Place the steering column covers back onto the non tilt steering wheel and insert mounting screws. Tighten screws using a Philips screwdriver. Place the steering column covers over the tilt steering wheel and press the upper and lower portion together to snap covers back into the mounting plate.
  • 4 Pull on the ignition key to ensure switch is locked into place. Turn key to the "off" position and remove the key. Insert the key and start the vehicle.


  • hope this helps you

    Dec 21, 2010 | Ford F-350 Cars & Trucks

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    Ignition cylinder won't turn


    I had the same problem in a 94' trooper. Basically the Ignition lock cylinder is wore out and you need a new one. Mine wouldn't turn past lock and no matter what I tried it wouldn't turn. You can go on auto zone and find the part, mine was about 61 bucks, it comes with keys and the ignition cylinder. The deal is that to get your new ignition cylinder in you have to get your original turned to off or acc I can't remember. You'll see with your new ignition cylinder that when you turn the key there is a button that can be depressed but only when the key is turned past lock and it also won't depress in start. First, disconnect battery and wait like 30 minutes. So, what you do is take a screwdriver handle and place it up against key and take some pliers or something and beat on it a couple of times, this gets the key in deep enough to where you can eventually turn it. I swear it will eventually turn, once there, take off the top and bottom plastic covers off steering wheel/unscrew electrical wires on back of ignition cylider and other side and you know the button I referred to basically you have to depress that with key in acc or off and it will slide out. If your having trouble finding the button look at new ignition cylinder in comparison to old one and you can see where the depressed button is on side closest to you, you'll see a little hole up on the side of housing that you can depress.

    Mar 01, 2009 | 2000 Isuzu Rodeo

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    Car was stolen broke the ignition


    REMOVAL

    1. On models equipped with airbag, disarm airbag as described under MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES/AIRBAG SYSTEM DISARMING.
    2. On all models, disconnect battery ground cable.
    3. Remove ignition switch as described under STARTING AND CHARGING SYSTEMS/COMPONENT REPLACEMENT AND REPAIR PROCEDURES/IGNITION SWITCH.
    4. Remove key light case from lock body, if equipped.
    5. On 1989 Accord models, place ignition lock cylinder in the ACC position.
    6. On except 1989 Accord, place ignition lock in the I position.
    7. On all models, position suitable punch into hole on lock cylinder housing and depress pin, then remove lock cylinder from housing.
    INSTALLATION

    1. On 1989 Accord models, install ignition lock cylinder as follows:
      1. Place ignition lock cylinder in the LOCK position.
      2. Rotate key until it is almost at the ACC position, then insert lock cylinder until pin contacts housing.
      3. Rotate key to ACC position, then push pin in and insert lock cylinder into housing until pin clicks into place.
    1. On except 1989 Accord, install ignition lock cylinder as follows:
      1. Place ignition lock cylinder in the O position.
      2. Rotate key until it is almost at the I position, then insert lock cylinder until pin contacts housing.
      3. Rotate key to I position, then push pin in and insert lock cylinder into housing until pin clicks into place.
    1. Install ignition switch and connect battery ground cable.
    SRS wire harness is routed near the ignition switch.

    CAUTION:
    • All SRS electrical wiring harnesses are covered with yellow outer insulation.
    • Before disconnecting the SRS wire harness, install the short connector on the airbag.
    • Replace the entire affected SRS harness assembly if it has an open circuit or damaged wiring.
    IGNITION SWITCH
    1. Remove the steering wheel, then remove the steering column covers.
    2. Disconnect the 7-P connector from the under-dash fuse box.
    3. Insert the key and turn it to "0."
    4. Remove the 2 screws and replace the base of the switch.

    Feb 13, 2009 | 1992 Honda Accord

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