How do I Unjam my ignition key?

How do I Unjam my ignition key?

Try spraying a little bit of WD-40 into the ignition lock. The can should come with a thin straw that should fit (or almost fit) into the space between your key and the ignition lock. Sometimes, this additional lubrication will be enough to allow the key to be removed by gently wiggling it.

Why is my key getting stuck in the ignition?

One of the most likely culprits for a stuck ignition key is the steering wheel locking mechanism. When a vehicle is parked, the steering wheel can lock. In some cases, the ignition or vehicle isn’t the problem. It can be a worn or damaged key that has lodged itself in the ignition switch.

Does WD-40 damage ignition switch?

Because of its composition, it’s risky to use it in an ignition lock cylinder, as it could potentially damage plastic components in the cylinder, electronic components that make up the ignition switch, or components of the anti-theft system (if your vehicle is equipped with one).

What happens when your key is stuck in the ignition?

A common problem when your key is stuck in the ignition and when you can’t start the car is that the car battery is dead or low on voltage. Charge your car battery for some time with a car battery charger to make sure that it’s a low voltage problem.

Why does my key keep getting stuck in my Pocket?

Maybe you use your key as a knife to open packages that are secured with tape. If you do, the lint from your pocket and adhesive from the packing tape (and the dirt that it attracts) can build up on your key. Once it gets bad enough, this buildup can cause your key to get stuck.

Why does box tape stick to my car key?

While this might be effective at tearing through the box tape, it could also cause pieces of the tape to stick to the key. If you were to then place the key into the ignition of your vehicle while the tape is still stuck to it, then it will be harder for the key to engage the ignition cylinder’s pins.

Why is my car key not coming out?

There are a variety of reasons as to why your car key won’t come out. Some of these reasons may pertain to a unique problem in a specific make and model vehicle. However, most causes of key sticking are universal and can happen in any make and model vehicle.