Q: Q: Key stuck in the ignition.

asked by on

How to get the key out

My car has 10000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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. If nothing works, then you will have to remove the battery cables and remove the steering column covers to get to the ignition switch. Then remove the locks on the switch and then put the key in the ACC position and the switch will come out. At that point you can try to remove the key. You may have to replace the key and the ignition switch. If you need further assistance with your key stuck, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Q: Key stuck in the ignition.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Metallic ringing(bell maybe) sound when accelerating or engine under load?

Hi there. If I had to guess, based on your inquiry, my first thought would be to check your oil level, as commonly this type of noise is related to a lack of lubrication in the cylinder heads and the...

Q: How do I change the Bluetooth passkey?

Your car’s Bluetooth connectivity lets you use the hands-free calling system, stream music and more. However, you’ll need to pair your device with the system first. While some phones and other devices are automatically recognized, not all are. In these...

Q: Steering wheel hard to turn and vibrates

Low power steering fluid is often the cause of this. If your fluid is low, you could have a leak in the pump or a hose. If your fluid is full, a pump that is not developing enough pressure or...

Related articles

How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
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.