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post #1 of 8 Old 03-23-2014, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
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Lock and ignition switch

New problem (139,000kms = no surprise). I put the key in the cylinder and it won't turn. I fool aroud for a while, curse a bit and sweat it out that I am stuck and then (so far) the key turns. Any suggestions to cure this.

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post #2 of 8 Old 03-23-2014, 10:26 AM
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probably a worn out key.

Do you have an original unused key? if so try that, if it works, go get a copy of the original unused key and use the copy. Put the unused key back in the safe so you can make another copy when it happens again in another 139k kms.

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probably a worn out key.

Do you have an original unused key? if so try that, if it works, go get a copy of the original unused key and use the copy. Put the unused key back in the safe so you can make another copy when it happens again in another 139k kms.
I've killed 4 keys from use alone for my truck. They slowly but surely wear. A locksmith worth a damn can just look at the key and tell you the cuts it would take to make a new one. If they want to use a key duplicating machine, be Leary unless they are doing it manually to not remove too much material.

An alternative is pulling the code off of the ignition cylinder. It is possible to do without removing it. From that Honda can cut you a key. They had to reverse the code to get me a key that worked...but they got me one that worked!

I always duplicate keys while they are new....then store the new key.

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yeah, sounds like a worn key. Get a new one and problem will be easily solved.

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I was messing with my 2002 yesterday. I noticed oneof the keys didn't seem to work, even though the cut still matched the original key. Put key next to key and flipped them around for a good 5 minutes trying to spot the problem. Then I noticed the gap between the keys. At some point it appears my key was used as a screwdriver, resulting in a slightly twisted key. I threw it in the vice and its good as new! Actually, having broken a key I no longer trust it and will have another spare cut today.

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After two days, the key now works perfectly. Maybe there was some ice or something in there. We shall see.

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After two days, the key now works perfectly. Maybe there was some ice or something in there. We shall see.
If that's the case, spray some graphite lube into the ignition cylinder.

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I've killed 4 keys from use alone for my truck. They slowly but surely wear. A locksmith worth a damn can just look at the key and tell you the cuts it would take to make a new one. If they want to use a key duplicating machine, be Leary unless they are doing it manually to not remove too much material.

An alternative is pulling the code off of the ignition cylinder. It is possible to do without removing it. From that Honda can cut you a key. They had to reverse the code to get me a key that worked...but they got me one that worked!

I always duplicate keys while they are new....then store the new key.
Yes i also recently made duplicate from the new one and locksmith have made it within an hour.

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