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Old 02-13-2020, 08:09 AM   #1
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Could not get key in the slot

Yesterday was a typical N. Florida winters day so I decided it was a perfect top down kind of day. I went to start the car, but couldn't get the key into the ignition switch. Looking at it, I didn't see any obstruction. After several minutes and too many to count Sailor words, it finally went in and the car started normally. I took a drive, came home, shut it down and tried the key again. This time it was effortless, no Sailor words necessary.
- What would be a potential cause for the key not to be able to go into the ignition switch?


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Old 02-14-2020, 06:54 AM   #2
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I've had this happen when its cold and I try to turn the key and cant. When I pull it out it wont go back in. I'm guessing the tumblers don't go all the way back. I replaced the electronics on the ignition and it helped. Maybe some graphite?

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