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Old 18 Aug 2009, 09:26 pm
peter.marnik
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Default Door-only-key used for ignition

Hi there,

I have a door-only-key which my wife happened to use for ignition.
Vehicle is Odyssey 2002.

Problem is key is stuck into the ignition switch and won't come out. I
may turn it to ACCESSORY(I), ON(II), but it wouldn't START(III) nor go
to LOCK(0).

So basically my car is unusable with that key being stuck in.

Any help is much appreciated. Thanks
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Old 19 Aug 2009, 01:05 am
JRStern
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Default Re: Door-only-key used for ignition

On Tue, 18 Aug 2009 19:26:36 -0700 (PDT), "peter.marnik"
<peter.marnik@gmail.com> wrote:

>Hi there,
>
>I have a door-only-key which my wife happened to use for ignition.
>Vehicle is Odyssey 2002.
>
>Problem is key is stuck into the ignition switch and won't come out. I
>may turn it to ACCESSORY(I), ON(II), but it wouldn't START(III) nor go
>to LOCK(0).
>
>So basically my car is unusable with that key being stuck in.
>
>Any help is much appreciated. Thanks



Try moving the gearshift to park?


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Old 19 Aug 2009, 05:05 am
Brian Smith
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Default Re: Door-only-key used for ignition

peter.marnik wrote:
> Hi there,
>
> I have a door-only-key which my wife happened to use for ignition.
> Vehicle is Odyssey 2002.
>
> Problem is key is stuck into the ignition switch and won't come out. I
> may turn it to ACCESSORY(I), ON(II), but it wouldn't START(III) nor go
> to LOCK(0).
>
> So basically my car is unusable with that key being stuck in.
>
> Any help is much appreciated. Thanks


This sounds like a key that was cut by an inexperienced person at a
hardware store. Odd are that it isn't the correct length and is fetching
up inside the ignition switch. You can call a locksmith to remove it for
you or you can simply take a pair of pliers and grasp the head of the
key and twist it with force to the Lock position to remove it.
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Old 19 Aug 2009, 05:56 am
Al
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Default Re: Door-only-key used for ignition

You may be able to start and drive the car if you hold your regular key
(the chipped key) as close as possible to the ignition switch/door only
key, then turn the door only key as you normally would.



peter.marnik wrote:
> Hi there,
>
> I have a door-only-key which my wife happened to use for ignition.
> Vehicle is Odyssey 2002.
>
> Problem is key is stuck into the ignition switch and won't come out. I
> may turn it to ACCESSORY(I), ON(II), but it wouldn't START(III) nor go
> to LOCK(0).
>
> So basically my car is unusable with that key being stuck in.
>
> Any help is much appreciated. Thanks

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Old 19 Aug 2009, 06:55 am
Jim Yanik
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Default Re: Door-only-key used for ignition

Al <al@spamless.com> wrote in news:4a8bda6c$0$31281$607ed4bc@cv.net:

> You may be able to start and drive the car if you hold your regular key
> (the chipped key) as close as possible to the ignition switch/door only
> key, then turn the door only key as you normally would.
>
>


but the OP says the key wil not TURN into the "start" position.
>
> peter.marnik wrote:
>> Hi there,
>>
>> I have a door-only-key which my wife happened to use for ignition.
>> Vehicle is Odyssey 2002.
>>
>> Problem is key is stuck into the ignition switch and won't come out. I
>> may turn it to ACCESSORY(I), ON(II), but it wouldn't START(III) nor go
>> to LOCK(0).
>>
>> So basically my car is unusable with that key being stuck in.
>>
>> Any help is much appreciated. Thanks

>


perhaps turning the steering wheel some might free up the key to come out.
(relieving pressure on the lock cylinder)

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Old 20 Aug 2009, 01:23 am
peter.marnik
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Default Re: Door-only-key used for ignition

I solved it.

I called the locksmith that made the dummy key. He told me to cut the
side of the key head so the key can be fully inserted into ignition
switch. And it worked as a charm. Apparently that door-only-key was a
little bit shorter and it didn't allow it revert it back to LOCK(0).
Why it was shorter is out of my knowledge.

Cheers
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Old 20 Aug 2009, 07:03 am
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peter.marnik wrote:
> I solved it.
>
> I called the locksmith that made the dummy key. He told me to cut the
> side of the key head so the key can be fully inserted into ignition
> switch. And it worked as a charm. Apparently that door-only-key was a
> little bit shorter and it didn't allow it revert it back to LOCK(0).
> Why it was shorter is out of my knowledge.


That's a simple question to answer, the incorrect key blank was used
when the key was cut for you, as I mentioned in my first response to you.
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Old 20 Aug 2009, 07:34 am
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Brian Smith <Halifax@NovaScotia.Canada> wrote in
news:h6je31$le0$1@news.datemas.de:

> peter.marnik wrote:
>> I solved it.
>>
>> I called the locksmith that made the dummy key. He told me to cut the
>> side of the key head so the key can be fully inserted into ignition
>> switch. And it worked as a charm. Apparently that door-only-key was a
>> little bit shorter and it didn't allow it revert it back to LOCK(0).
>> Why it was shorter is out of my knowledge.

>
> That's a simple question to answer, the incorrect key blank was
> used when the key was cut for you, as I mentioned in my first
> response to you.





Considering the large number of very similarly-sized blanks commonly
available, I'm surprised this doesn't happen more often. I've had it happen
to me.

When I get key copies made, I physically lay the original on top of the
copy, plus I compare the thickness and the slot positions, making 100%
certain that all the relevant dimensions and shapes are 100% identical
between them /before/ leaving the shop.

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Old 20 Aug 2009, 09:08 am
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Tegger wrote:
>
> Considering the large number of very similarly-sized blanks commonly
> available, I'm surprised this doesn't happen more often. I've had it happen
> to me.


I have too, Tegger. I had a locksmith come out to remove the key stuck
in the ignition switch once, he used a pair of pliers as I described and
the key was freed for a charge of $50.00. I learned my lesson.

> When I get key copies made, I physically lay the original on top of the
> copy, plus I compare the thickness and the slot positions, making 100%
> certain that all the relevant dimensions and shapes are 100% identical
> between them /before/ leaving the shop.


It isn't rocket science and it doesn't take long to double check the
newly cut key.

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Old 20 Aug 2009, 08:53 pm
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Thus spake Tegger <invalid@invalid.inv> :

>Brian Smith <Halifax@NovaScotia.Canada> wrote in
>news:h6je31$le0$1@news.datemas.de:
>
>> peter.marnik wrote:
>>> I solved it.
>>>
>>> I called the locksmith that made the dummy key. He told me to cut the
>>> side of the key head so the key can be fully inserted into ignition
>>> switch. And it worked as a charm. Apparently that door-only-key was a
>>> little bit shorter and it didn't allow it revert it back to LOCK(0).
>>> Why it was shorter is out of my knowledge.

>>
>> That's a simple question to answer, the incorrect key blank was
>> used when the key was cut for you, as I mentioned in my first
>> response to you.

>
>
>
>
>Considering the large number of very similarly-sized blanks commonly
>available, I'm surprised this doesn't happen more often. I've had it happen
>to me.
>
>When I get key copies made, I physically lay the original on top of the
>copy, plus I compare the thickness and the slot positions, making 100%
>certain that all the relevant dimensions and shapes are 100% identical
>between them /before/ leaving the shop.


For stuff that really counts (like OP), I mic the key in a couple of
spots, for above reasons.

At least it wasn't an early model Escape (or the Mazda). You put the
wrong key in there and it needs a tow and a $100 service call. Or at
least it did until the class action suit.
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to be a cylon."
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