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

  • Tiny
  • bcmullen95
  • 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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Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 AT 11:44 PM

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  • Tiny
  • fixitmr
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Did you try some lube?

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Friday, March 23rd, 2012 AT 1:27 AM
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  • fixitmr
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Try any other keys?

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Friday, March 23rd, 2012 AT 1:28 AM
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  • fixitmr
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Lock cylinder problem is fairly common issue. You can get it repaired by a locksmith.

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Friday, March 23rd, 2012 AT 1:48 AM
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  • bcmullen95
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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?

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Friday, March 23rd, 2012 AT 1:44 PM
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  • fixitmr
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I read on net a smith can replace the tumblers.

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Friday, March 23rd, 2012 AT 6:28 PM
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Do you have a link, I heard the same thing but nothing confirmed.

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Friday, March 23rd, 2012 AT 9:11 PM
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  • fixitmr
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Have you called any smiths?

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Saturday, March 24th, 2012 AT 6:47 PM
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  • bcmullen95
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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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Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 AT 9:42 PM
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  • djcl
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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

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Thursday, April 5th, 2012 AT 1:45 AM
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  • bcmullen95
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The fuse blows sometime ofter the car is running and the a/c is on. It takes a little while for it to blow.

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Thursday, April 5th, 2012 AT 2:45 AM

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