So Far So Good
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Glenview.... at the moment.
Rep Power: 1
Got A Story here
Going cross country and stop to gas up just north of Yosemite on a wet freezing day. Used Niner purchased with only one key provided and that was a copy. Had two additional keys made for loss and problems with the ignition switch occasionally getting stuck. Locksmith initially lubricated, but of little use.
. Was using the ignition key also for the gas tank at the time and at the Yosemite station, freezing cold, pouring rain could not move the key to turn on the switch. Oh $hit.!!!! Over a thousand miles from home with hundreds more to go. What Now// With trembling fingers, dig out my spare key and with jiggling and a lot of patience, she turned over.
Since that incident, I have ignition lubed the switch numerous times with all sorts of different lubes. None work very well. Could it be the key? Who knows, but I doubt it since the copy copies don't turn that well either.
the best thing that works for me so far, thanks to You tube, has been using a graphite pencil and rubbing the grooves of the key until you have a fine power. Graphite Lube and won't cost you an arm and a leg. Now who can find a pencil anymore>