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Q: Ignition key heating

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Hi, I have Honda City GXI model, done 70,000 Kms. I have recently noticed that the ignition key becomes quite hot when removed from the car.

A: This is normal for the key to be very warm ...

This is normal for the key to be very warm when removed from the ignition. Depending on the outside temperature and the proximity of the key to major electrical components, the key is subjected to a lot of heat. Since it is metal, by nature it will retain a lot of this heat for an extended period of time.

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