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1997 Honda CR-V Question: key stuck in ignition

 

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Visitor, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Glendale, CA, April 17, 2010, 14:45

my car wont release the key what can i do???

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    dandd April 17, 2010, 19:42
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    Try jiggling the steering wheel a bit, if that doesn't help then you need to take your Honda to a shop here are some suggestions

    http://repairpal.com/directory?address=91204&car_bran...

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    Visitor, August 12, 2010, 06:22

    Try pushing on the shift lock release. Also check if something is stuck at the base of the shifter next to the ignition, one time there was a hair tie stuck in mine. A few months later my crv was stuck in gear again and the problem ended up being the shift linkage. I had to replace it. You can shift it into park from under the car where the cable goes into the tranny.

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    Visitor, September 29, 2010, 16:39

    try stepping down on the brake and turning the wheel. That usually works for me

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    Visitor, December 27, 2010, 18:03

    i also have the same problem before. what i did was to check on the shifting lever. it might be that the shifting cam is worn-out and prevent the shifting lever to rest on the right position.

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