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Old 07-26-2012, 02:05 PM   #1
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94 se-I was driving my car yesterday and when i park to get out the car the key was stuck in the ignition and wouldn't come when i turn the car off. so when i got home i struggle to get the key a few cm to the off position and pulled the key out. now when i put the key back in, I can't get it to turn to turn the car on. it won't turn over. my steering wheel doesn't lock either now. do i have to buy a ignition cylinder from an auto parts store ne ideas??????????
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suirt some graphite lock stuff in there and put the key in and out a bunch of times, sometimes it will free up
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Tap on the lock cylinder while you are doing what Justin suggested.
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I (still have the same issue) In my case it was the gear shift lock button sticking in. Probably needs cleaning. After parking I just press it a few time until it pops out. You can hear the interlock solenoid click when it releases the key. Unfortunately it sounds you damaged the lock cylinder forcing the key out so that may have to be replaced.

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Replace the lock cylinder or you'll probably regret it when it locks up again - at the worst time.
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