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Why is my key stuck in the ignition switch?

Why is my key stuck in the ignition switch?

One of the most likely culprits for a stuck ignition key is the steering wheel locking mechanism. When a vehicle is parked, the steering wheel can lock. That’s great for theft prevention, but it also prevents the key from turning or being removed from the ignition switch.

How do you unlock a stuck ignition?

What do I do if my key is stuck?

Spray lubricant like WD-40 makes a great assistant when attempting to retrieve a key stuck in a lock, and most cans come with a tiny straw nozzle for getting into spaces as tight as a keyhole. (If you don’t keep some handy in your car’s trunk, a quick run to the store might be in order.)

Why can’t I turn my keys in the ignition?

Common reasons the ignition key won’t turn include attempting to use a key for a different vehicle, or a locked steering wheel. You can unlock the steering wheel by turning the steering wheel from side to side while simultaneously turning the ignition key on.

How do I unlock my steering wheel and ignition?

Can my ignition freeze?

Frozen ignition locks A main cause of a frozen ignition lock is moisture inside the car. If you leave wet clothes in your car overnight, or track a lot of snow in it, the inside of your car will have moisture in the air. This moisture could end up freezing your ignition lock.

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How do you break the steering lock?

So, how do you break the steering lock? Step 1- Push a screwdriver in between the plastic cover on the steering column and the steering wheel. Use force from your hand or a breaker bar to pry the cover off the column. The plastic cover may break, so keep in mind replacement may be necessary.

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Can cold weather affect ignition switch?

Anytime it is cold, basically below 10 degrees, the ignition gets hard to turn. It will turn far enough to turn the radio and electrical things but to go all the way to start the car it sticks. If it is warm it will turn with no issues at all.

Can I unplug my intoxalock?

Don’t disconnect your device and bring it inside*. This will register as a power interruption which could be considered tampering. It will be reported to your monitoring authority as well. If your state’s interlock program is compliance-based, this could result in a longer interlock term requirement.