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Ignition Lock Cylinder

By Andy Y, January 22, 2009

The ignition lock is one of the main security features on a vehicle and is where you insert the key to start the vehicle. It is connected to the ignition lock electrical assembly/ignition switch.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Ignition Lock Cylinder

  • Key may not turn, turn intermittently, or be difficult to insert and remove from the switch

key in ignition

Ignition Lock Cylinder Related Repair Advice

  • The key should be inspected for wear and replaced as necessary before replacing the ignition lock cylinder
  • If the ignition key will not turn, the fault is commonly with the ignition lock cylinder. In most cases, the lock cylinder can be replaced separately from the ignition switch.
  • Problems with the transmission shifter can result in the key being difficult to remove from the ignition

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By , June 22, 2017
I have nissan X trail 2003 T30, ignition key has a problem sometimes difficult remove, Do i need to chenge the ignition key??? Or there is the way to repair???

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