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KEY WILL NOT TURN, IS IT THE CYLINDER LOCK OR IGNITION SWITCH?

2005 Honda Odyssey • 150,356 miles

It started a few days ago, I jiggle the key and turn the steering wheel until it turned. Now the key will not turn at all. I want to know if it is the cylinder lock or ignition switch. How can I check to find out?
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Bcmullen95
March 22, 2012.




Did you try some lube?


Tiny
Fixitmr
Mar 23, 2012.
Try any other keys?


Tiny
Fixitmr
Mar 23, 2012.
Lock cylinder problem is fairly common issue. You can get it repaired by a locksmith.


Tiny
Fixitmr
Mar 23, 2012.
Tried lubrication and it is still won't turn. I can't find any other keys to the van just the one key. From the research I have done aren't these a common problem with the odyssey's and the whole cylinder lock has to be replaced?


Tiny
Bcmullen95
Mar 23, 2012.
I read on net a smith can replace the tumblers.


Tiny
Fixitmr
Mar 23, 2012.
Do you have a link, I heard the same thing but nothing confirmed.
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Tiny
Bcmullen95
Mar 23, 2012.
Have you called any smiths?


Tiny
Fixitmr
Mar 24, 2012.
One of the tumbler was bent and a lock smith replaced the tumbler for $65. Cylinder lock now turns.
On a separate issue my a/c fuse keeps blowing, if the expansion valve is bad can it prevent the refrigerant from circulating through the system. Has new compressor and new receiver/ dryer. Does this vehicle have an inline filter?


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Bcmullen95
Apr 3, 2012.
Will it blow the fuse as soon as you turn on the a/c. Ohm out the clutch the speck is 3.9 to 4.3 ohms @ 68 f. See attachment


Djcl
Apr 5, 2012.
The fuse blows sometime ofter the car is running and the a/c is on. It takes a little while for it to blow.


Tiny
Bcmullen95
Apr 5, 2012.

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