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05-03-2006, 09:58 AM
Hey recently my key won't turn the cylinder without a bit of working, kinda worries me when I'm stuck out somewhere haha...
anyway, is the ignition cylinder a bolt on/off part or is there reprogramming etc that needs to go with it?
I'm assuming I need the dealer to re-key the lock?

05-03-2006, 11:04 AM
Spray some Wd-40 in the cylinder first, that should make it turn easier.

05-03-2006, 06:42 PM
yeah try to lube it first. If not then you might need a new one dude. Most of the time you need to have it reprogrammed ( on newer cars).

05-03-2006, 09:44 PM
Lubing it won't help very much. The tumlbers inside the lock cylinder have a tendency to wear out and won't line up well with the key anymore.

This is why I reccomend people keep the heavy keys to a minimum.

05-04-2006, 05:18 AM
Only thing i got on my D ring is my keyless remote and my key.