This means that the steering wheel, will not turn and the key might not go into the ignition. The way this happens is if you pulled on the wheel when getting in or out or hit something wrong. Once the anti-theft system is disengaged, then the key will go into the ignition like normal and the car will start just fine.

Why won't my car key go all the way in?

A lubricant can help your key all over and penetrate into the lock to loosen whatever is making them stuck. Spray lubricant will typically do the trick. If you can't find any, WD-40 works as well. If your key is just bent or broken, this will likely not fix the problem.

How do you fix a key that won't turn in the ignition?

How do I know if my key ignition is bad?

  • Car Won't Start. If you turn your key and the car attempts to start, but fails, then you might have a broken ignition switch.
  • Key Won't Turn.
  • Car Stalls.
  • No Noise From The Starter.
  • Dashboard Lights Flicker.
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    How do you fix a lock cylinder on a door?

  • Remove the Lock Faceplate.
  • Disassemble the Lock to View the Placement of the Screws.
  • Tighten the Set Screws.
  • Take Out the Old Cylinder.
  • Get the Measurement of the Cylinder.
  • Buy a New Cylinder Using Your Measurements.
  • Install the New Cylinder.
  • How do I know if my ignition switch fuse is bad?

  • Car suddenly stalls while operating. One of the most common symptoms of a failed ignition relay is a car that suddenly stalls while operating.
  • Car not starting. Another symptom of a faulty ignition relay is a no power condition.
  • Dead battery.
  • Burned relay.
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