Turn the key so that the keyway slot is in the exact position it was in when you inserted the key; this is the correct position for the pin tumblers to align in the cylinder. With your other hand, use the tip of your finger to push firmly on the face of the plug next to the key. Gently twist and pull the key out.
Can’t take key out when door unlocked?
If your key is stuck in the lock when your door is locked or unlocked, below are some tips we recommend:
- #1 DO NOT force the key out as the key could snap in the lock.
- #2 DO NOT try and take the door lock apart yourself – This is the worse thing you could do.
- #3 DO leave the key alone and phone a locksmith in your area.
What does it mean when your key won’t come out the ignition?
In order to turn the vehicle off, the key must be turned all the way into the lock position (in most cars, this means all the way down). If your key is not coming out of the ignition, try turning the car on again and turning it off properly before attempting to forcefully yank the key out.
Why won’t my key turn all the way off?
It is either the ignition switch electrical or the ignition lock cylinder. The key slides into the ignition lock cylinder. … When you turn the ignition key and step on the brake, it releases the shift interlock system. The steering column will need to be disassembled to see what has broken.