Key will not turn

Tiny
JUDYBRON
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  • 2013 HONDA CIVIC
  • 4 CYL
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 165,000 MILES
The key will go in ignition but will not turn. I have tried turning steering wheel which is locked applied brake jiggled gear shift to make sure it is locked into park, but key will not turn. Help
Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 AT 11:01 AM

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Tiny
KEN L
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Hello,

It sounds like the ignition tumbler has gone bad which happens. Start by disconnecting the battery and removing the steering wheel. Get the replacement from the dealer so they can program it for you before you install it have your VIN number ready. Here are the diagrams to help you do the job they say you need to remove the column but I have seen my guys in the shop do it in the car using a sharp chisel to loosen shear the bolts.

Check out the diagrams (below). Let us know what happens and please upload pictures or videos of the problem.

Cheers, Ken
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Thursday, October 11th, 2018 AT 3:34 PM

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