If it does not work, you can spray DW40 into the keyway, helping to loosen the key. The key will be stuck in the ignition if your steering wheel lock has been accidentally activated. This is due to the safety mechanism, which prevents your car from moving when you are outside.

What does it mean when your key is stuck in the ignition?

If your key is stuck in the ignition and you find that your car's steering wheel is also locked in place, it is possible that you have inserted the wrong key. Locking the steering wheel is a safety feature on most vehicles that is present in case the incorrect key is inserted.

How do you keep a key from sticking in the ignition?

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.

How do you Unjam your ignition?

Wiggle the wheel back and forth while turning the key.

While applying light pressure to the key, wiggle the steering wheel back and forth until the lock disengages. This will allow the steering wheel and the key to turn. The key will be able to turn freely in the ignition once the steering wheel is unlocked.

Related Question why does my key get stuck in the ignition

Why is my key stuck in the ignition Ford Focus?

Your Key is Dirty

Tape, glue, and other debris can cause your car key to get stuck in the ignition and can also make it difficult to turn the key to start the car. If this is your issue, pull the key out carefully while wiggling the steering wheel to release the tumblers and, hopefully, pull the debris out too.

What do I do if my ignition locks up?

What does it mean when you turn the key and nothing happens?

If nothing happens when you turn the ignition key to the "Start" position, it means that the starter motor doesn't turn over the engine. Most commonly this could be caused by a dead battery; read above How to check the battery. The starter solenoid control wire could have a bad connection.

How do you get a stuck key out of a Ford Focus?

  • Spray WD40 into the ignition lock cylinder where your key is stuck.
  • Wiggle the key back and forth.
  • Move the gear shift around until you hear the ignition switch click.
  • Tap the key lightly with a hammer.
  • Call a locksmith.
  • How do I get my key out?

    Turn the key so that the keyway slot is in the exact position it was in when you inserted the key; this is the correct position for the pin tumblers to align in the cylinder. With your other hand, use the tip of your finger to push firmly on the face of the plug next to the key. Gently twist and pull the key out.

    Does a 2005 Ford Focus key have a chip in it?

    If your Ford Focus was made in the years 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, or 2010, then you have just a regular transponder chip key. For Ford Focus from 2000 to 2016 you have an electronic chip hidden inside the key head. These keys have to be programed to your sedan's immobilizer.

    How do I know if my spark plug wires are bad?

    Common signs of failing spark plug wires include a decrease in power, acceleration, and fuel efficiency. In addition, the engine light coming on or visible damange to the cables can be signs of a failing wire.

    Can a bad key stop a car from starting?

    If the chip inside your key got damaged in any way, your vehicle may not be able to read the information on the key, resulting in a failure to start. Or the system that reads the key may just be worn down and not working correctly.

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