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Ignition Key won't turn in Honda Accord

Hi There,

Your sitting there looking at the dash, the keys and thinking impure thoughts. Not to worry. This is what is happening:

Your front wheels are slightly (or more) off center. They are trying to center themselves and in doing so are putting pressure on the lock plate which allows the key to turn.

The fix is fast and simple

Which ever way the front wheels are pointing, however slightly, turn the steering wheel a little bit further in the same direction, then try the key while holding the wheel over.

Doing this takes the pressure off the lock plate and allows the cylinder to move.

If you don't have the key that's a whole different fix......

Best regards

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