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Old 02 Nov 2011, 03:46 am
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Default '99 Honda Civic EX key won't turn in the ignition?

i've had my 99 Honda civic ex for about a year now and i haven't had problems with it until today, when i tried starting my car, i put the key in the ignition but the key wont turn at all... i made sure the car is in park already. The steering wheel DOES turn from side to side so its not locked. when the key is in the ignition the dash lights and (while door is open) i can hear the beeps working as normal...any suggestions would be appreciated...thanks

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Old 02 Nov 2011, 04:01 am
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I think that is controlled by the shift position indicator in the console. They are troublesome in Honda cars of that era. There should be a slot in the console between the shifter and the driver's seat where you can put a key - any key or blade - into it to release the lock on the shifter, then you can try cycling the shifter a few times and returning it to park to see if it lets you turn the key.
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Old 02 Nov 2011, 04:16 am
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To fix your problem, you have to turn the steering wheel either to the left or right as much as you can, then try to turn the key in the ignition. When the steering wheel locks, the key won't turn. By manually holding the steering wheel out of the lock position, the key will turn again and you're steering column will be back to normal.
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Old 02 Nov 2011, 04:31 am
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get a spray can of red rust check and put the tube in the key hole and spray it then slide the key in and out a few times
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