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Hi, my ignition key is refusing to be removed! its stuck in the number 1 position, this is the stage where the button is requiring a press, the button seems to be jammed. Ive not had chance to have a look at it yet, so im hoping for a few pointers,

Cheers for any help or advice, Steve.

PS, wiped the whole drivers side out last saturday on the m1 j23 roundabout, list of things to do just seems to grow :rofl:

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on the autos you can unplug the key realese mech under drivers side panel above your feet, so if you have intellistart or a turbo timer it lets you take the key out while running ;)

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Guest Baggins
in know this seems a stupid anwser if its an auto is it in park

 

LMAO you would be suprised how many calls I get with people doing just that :rofl:

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Sorry! forgot the vital details!! its manual (was auto) with no tub timer, Its deffo the lock ide say, but i could be wrong as the 300's are very specialised IMO (i have a small garage in Sileby & work on 'the run of the mill cars' for a living) I'm located in woodhouse eaves near Loughborough.

Cheers steve

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Cheers all, ive already tried some oil in and around the ignition, but to no avail. I'm having a look an saturday. Trouble is i keep having to use it, locking it on the remote, i cant help thinking it being parked with the key in ignition, may attract the wrong attention! Dont suppose the insurance would pay out to boot.

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Guest Scottywil
Sorry to be off topic, but whereabouts in leicestershire are you mate?

 

 

PMSL!! As if a guy with a key stuck in the ignition is gonna post that on the internet! :rofl:

 

 

 

EDIT: Ah, he did answer that.

 

You aint seen me................right! :rofl:

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Could be that the solinoid has failed. Mine (Auto) did this, I took the solinoid off, key came out, not worries! :) I think you only need a couple of allen keys for this as well.

 

Give one of the mechanics a call (Jeff/Ryan etc...) they should be able to talk you through it.

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I have th eopposite problem, the key will come out at any time even when the engine is running - I have even had them come out when getting a particularly nasty slide back into line. When I was getting the tyres fitted the kid at Protyre managed to remove the keys without turning the engine off, when I came back half an hour later it was still running on the ramps. The kid comes up to me and asks how to turn the engine off! So I said "exactly the same as any other car just turn the key to the off position" - get a tenner off the price of the tyres for the incompetance.

 

Ivan

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Could be that the solinoid has failed. Mine (Auto) did this, I took the solinoid off, key came out, not worries! :) I think you only need a couple of allen keys for this as well.

Cheers for that, I'm going work early tommorrow to sort the ignition & A/damage all being well

Thanks all, Steve

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