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Old 09 Oct 2014, 02:09 pm
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Default Old Accord - Ignition switch oddity

'90 Accord coupe, 4 cylinder, automatic trans... this car just turned over 100K miles, was always well maintained, garaged, and is in remarkable condition throughout. Last year, the transmission had a brain malfunction, which was repaired. More recently, the ignition switch doesn't always cooperate.

Sometimes when I shut it off, it has become a fight to turn the ignition all the way off and remove the key. Force doesn't help. Patience does, as when I turn the key back and forth it will always eventually allow me to turn the key all the way counter clockwise and remove it, frustration notwithstanding.

Does anyone recognize this as a common problem, and/or know of a fix? I'd rather not change out the ignition switch and have to carry two keys for the car unless it's the only way around this problem. Thanks.

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Old 11 Oct 2014, 04:00 pm
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uncle K wrote:
> '90 Accord coupe, 4 cylinder, automatic trans... this car just turned
> over 100K miles, was always well maintained, garaged, and is in
> remarkable condition throughout. Last year, the transmission had a
> brain malfunction, which was repaired. More recently, the ignition
> switch doesn't always cooperate.
>
> Sometimes when I shut it off, it has become a fight to turn the
> ignition all the way off and remove the key. Force doesn't help.
> Patience does, as when I turn the key back and forth it will always
> eventually allow me to turn the key all the way counter clockwise and
> remove it, frustration notwithstanding.
>
> Does anyone recognize this as a common problem, and/or know of a fix?
> I'd rather not change out the ignition switch and have to carry two
> keys for the car unless it's the only way around this problem.
> Thanks.
>
> uncle K
>


On an antique like that, I would just buy a whole new ignition lock and
door lock set and you would have ONE new key working all new locks.

Alternatively, if you can access a time machine, you could lubricate the
lock cylinders once a year, for the last 25 years. Trying to lube it
now might just gunk-it-up worse.


GW
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Old 12 Oct 2014, 12:01 am
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"Geoff Welsh" wrote in message news:m1c5pa$vp9$1@dont-email.me...

uncle K wrote:
> '90 Accord coupe, 4 cylinder, automatic trans... this car just turned
> over 100K miles, was always well maintained, garaged, and is in
> remarkable condition throughout. Last year, the transmission had a
> brain malfunction, which was repaired. More recently, the ignition
> switch doesn't always cooperate.
>
> Sometimes when I shut it off, it has become a fight to turn the
> ignition all the way off and remove the key. Force doesn't help.
> Patience does, as when I turn the key back and forth it will always
> eventually allow me to turn the key all the way counter clockwise and
> remove it, frustration notwithstanding.
>
> Does anyone recognize this as a common problem, and/or know of a fix?
> I'd rather not change out the ignition switch and have to carry two
> keys for the car unless it's the only way around this problem.
> Thanks.
>
> uncle K
>


On an antique like that, I would just buy a whole new ignition lock and
door lock set and you would have ONE new key working all new locks.

Alternatively, if you can access a time machine, you could lubricate the
lock cylinders once a year, for the last 25 years. Trying to lube it
now might just gunk-it-up worse.


GW

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Sometimes a worn key will give this. Get a new one cut at the dealer from
the number on file for that vehicle. Cheap first option!
Larry

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Old 12 Oct 2014, 11:27 am
uncle K
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On Saturday, October 11, 2014 10:01:20 PM UTC-7, Larry wrote:

> Sometimes a worn key will give this. Get a new one cut at the dealer from
>
> the number on file for that vehicle. Cheap first option!
>
> Larry


Thanks, Larry. Good point, especially since I/we drive several cars and this one gets the least use, and then, only when we're in another state. I was using a somewhat worn key, while my wife has a nearly new one... I can get by with this problem, but I don't want her to get stuck during the few times she drives it. Since this is just an intermittent PITA, maybe a new key for her and an upgrade for mine would postpone having to take any drastic action for a few years.

U K

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Old 12 Oct 2014, 11:44 am
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Default Re: Old Accord - Ignition switch oddity

On Saturday, October 11, 2014 2:00:27 PM UTC-7, Geoff Welsh wrote:

> On an antique like that, I would just buy a whole new ignition lock and
>
> door lock set and you would have ONE new key working all new locks.
>
> Alternatively, if you can access a time machine, you could lubricate the
>
> lock cylinders once a year, for the last 25 years. Trying to lube it
>
> now might just gunk-it-up worse.


> GW



Antique yes, but this car has the wear and gunk of a 5 year old car, especially the interior, which is in pristine condition. I appreciate the suggestion, but at worst, I'd change the ignition and carry two keys, as opposed to fixing what isn't broken.

U K




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