Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: after changing battery in car key wont turn in ignition

asked by on

dash lights come on light in lower left side of dash continously flashing key wont turn

A: Try moving the steering wheel back and fort...

Try moving the steering wheel back and forth while turning the key. You should try this before continuing on to anything. If key still does not turn then you should try another key. The ignition should turn if it was working before the battery was removed. I suggest contacting one of our mobile experts if you end up needing to get this fixed. A certified technician can help you diagnose the issue with your key and help you fix it accordingly.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Exhaust and radiator.

This sounds like potentially a catalytic converter issue in addition to broken exhaust mounts. The smell of fuel along with the overheating suggests that the catalytic converter may be clogged. As you may know the catalytic converter converts toxic exhaust...

Q: Washer fluid reservoir leaking

The washer tank or any attached hose or pump may be the cause of the leak; only a visual inspection can confirm, since this is not a common issue with your vehicle. I recommend that you have a mechanic, like...

Q: The key won't turn the ignition to start the car. Why is this happening?

Hello. If the key will not even make it to the start position, then I first check to see if the transmission is fully in park. If it is not, then the key will not turn all of the way....

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.