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7 Tips to Prevent Being Locked Out of Your Car
While While there are many things that can go wrong while driving around in your car, locking yourself out ranks near the top of the list for the worst things that can happen. Unless you have a spare key handy,...
How to Get a Replacement Car Key
Lost car keys can be extremely frustrating. Try to find missing keys first, then call a local locksmith to see if they can make a replacement car key.
How Does a Push-Button Start Work?
For the vast majority of people, cranking your car involves getting the key out, sliding it into the ignition, and turning...
How Does a Push-Button Start Work?
For the vast majority of people, cranking your car involves getting the key out, sliding it into the ignition, and turning...
How Does a Push-Button Start Work?
For the vast majority of people, cranking your car involves getting the key out, sliding it into the ignition, and turning...
How Does a Push-Button Start Work?
For the vast majority of people, cranking your car involves getting the key out, sliding it into the ignition, and turning...
How Does a Push-Button Start Work?
For the vast majority of people, cranking your car involves getting the key out, sliding it into the ignition, and turning...
How to Diagnose an Ignition Key That Won’t Turn
If your car key won't turn in the ignition and your steering wheel locks it's easy to fix. Try jiggling the steering wheel and checking the battery.
How to Safely Break Into Your Own Car
If you locked keys in your car you may need to break into your car to get them out. Use a coat hanger to or slim metal tool to open a locked car door.
B2104 OBD-II Trouble Code: Door Passenger Key Cylinder Switch Failure
B2104 trouble code means there's a failure in the passenger door key cylinder switch, caused by a failed component in the switch.
B2100 OBD-II Trouble Code: Driver's Door Key Cylinder Switch Failure
B2100 trouble code means a failure in the driver's door key cylinder, often due to a defective driver's door key cylinder switch.
How to Troubleshoot a Car That Won't Turn Off
If your car won't turn off, inspect the power relay, idle speed, ignition timing, and spark plugs. Using premium fuel may help but isn't a solution.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Trunk Lock Cylinder
Common signs include the key not going in, lock not turning or feeling stiff, and no resistance when turning the key.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Trunk Lock Actuator
Common signs include the trunk not opening even after hearing a click, the release buttons not working, and an actuator that doesn't stop clicking.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Tailgate Locking Assembly
Common signs include the power lock not working, tailgate lock not latching, and tailgate lock cylinder not turning.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Hatch Lock Cylinder
Common signs include the hatch lock cylinder just spinning or not turning at all when you insert the key, and the key not even being able to go in.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Door Lock Relay
If the power door locks function intermittently or do not work at all, you may need to replace the door lock relay.
How Long Does an Ignition Lock Cylinder Last?
For For most car owners, getting in and cranking their vehicle up is not something that they think about. In order for a car to crank properly, a number of different components will have to work together. Among the most...
4 Essential Things to Know About the Keys to Your Car
Car Car keys are an essential part of your vehicle and there are a few different types of them depending on the make and model of your vehicle. Car keys will allow you to get into your vehicle, start your...
4 Essential Things to Know About the Keys to Your Car
Car Car keys are an essential part of your vehicle and there are a few different types of them depending on the make and model of your vehicle. Car keys will allow you to get into your vehicle, start your...

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WONT START
There are two common items that can cause an intermittent no start with this car. You already replaced the crank sensor, which is one of them. The other can be the key, and/or the Electronic Ignition Switch (EIS). If...
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Won't start turns over
Hello. For this issue with your 1997 Saab 900, I suggest checking the operation of the crank position sensor. If the current position sensor goes bad, it won't send the parameters to the engine for it to calculate how much...
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Won't start
If you are trying to get a new key to work with the vehicle, you will need a factory scan tool to program the key to the vehicle. If you replaced the computer, you will also need the dealer to...
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What is the key number?
A key number will be given to you with your set of keys. This number can be used to produce an authorized duplicate key. Write down the number and keep it somewhere safe, but outside of your vehicle. Tips You...
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The key won't turn in the ignition
There are several things that may be causing these issues. One place to start is the shift lever. There is a sensor that only allows the vehicle to be started if it is in park or neutral. Try shifting the...
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Steering wheel locked
This is a pretty common problem on Ford trucks. Typically, you can get the steering wheel to unlock by turning the wheel side to side while also turning the key forward. If this doesn't work you likely need to replace...
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Starting issues
Hey there. Thanks for writing in about your 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix. There are many possible causes for a car not to start. Based on your description, however, I believe there is something wrong with your ignition system. I would...
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Starting issue, fuel smell
A few things can cause rough starting like you have described. The usual culprits are issues with the battery, starter, fuel pump, fuel filter, or the ignition switch. I'd recommend enlisting a qualified technician to help you check these components....
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Starting issue, fuel smell
The fuel pressure would need to be checked to make sure the pressure regulator is not leaking fuel and that the pressure is correct. You may have a leaking injector if the pressure is okay. I recommend having a certified...
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Security system
The chip key will not work unless it was programmed to work on your 2001 Toyota Solara. You will have to have the key reprogrammed to work with your car or the anti-theft system will not be turned off. You...
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My key will not turn in the ignition.
Try to move the steering back and forth at the same time to turn the key. It may be bound by the steering wheel. To keep this from happening, you need to straighten out the steering wheel before turning off...
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My key ignition won't turn.
The issue could be the steering column lock mechanism or the key cylinder, or both. To repair those components, typically there will be partial disassembly of the steering column. That is a sensitive area as the air bag is installed...
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Key won't turn in the ignition switch.
Hi there. If the key can go into the ignition switch and turn then the key is the right one. If the switch is not turning all the way, then the switch is damaged and needs replaced with the key...
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Key won't turn in the ignition
Hello. It sounds like you may have two different problems with your van. The key not coming out of the ignition may be caused by a failure in the ignition switch or the shift lock. Both of these are common...
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Key won't turn in the ignition
While trying to turn the key, try turning the steering wheel in both directions. If that doesn't allow the key to turn - I would recommend having a Steering Wheel Does Not Turn Inspection completed by a mobile, professional mechanic,...
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Key stuck in the ignition.
To remove the key from the ignition switch, try turning the steering wheel left and right as you turn the ignition switch. Make sure that the vehicle is in park to make the interlock solenoid unlock the ignition switch lock....
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Key stuck in ignition switch
I believe the part you might be referring to is not the ignition switch but rather the lock cylinder. The ignition switch as an actual electronic switch located further down the steering column on your vehicle. The lock cylinder is...
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Key stuck in ignition switch
Hello, I am sorry to hear about your issue, but there is a solution. More likely than not, the ignition lock cylinder will have to be replaced and a new key set programmed. Your keys can be released during the...
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Key stuck in ignition
The problem may not be in the ignition switch but in the transmission shift linkage. Try and push the shifter up into park and turn the key at the same time. There are technical bulletins for the shift linkage causing...
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Key stuck in ignition
Hello! There are three things that are likely causing your issue: a faulty interlock control unit, a stuck gear shift lock, or a faulty ignition cylinder. At times, a little WD-40 on the key and key hole, or wiggling the...

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