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    key won turn in ignition

    The key wont turn in our astra any ideas what it might be , the steering lock is on too,, any tricks to get it it started so i can at least take it too a garage, thanks

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    Make sure you are trying to turn the wheel at the same time as the key and push the ignition barrel in with the key at the same time as well. Mine gets stuck unless I do these things.

    Found this info :
    Ever get in your car, put your car key in the ignition, and realize you can't turn the car key? It happens to everybody. Before you turn green, burst out of your blouse and rip the head off the key trying to force it, try this more gentle approach. Your car has a steering lock that clicks into place when you take the car key out of the ignition. This prevents thieves from being able to steer your car if they hotwire it. Sometimes the wheel is turned to just the right place to keep your key from being able to disengage that steering wheel lock. All you have to do is turn the wheel a little bit in either direction while you turn they key. Voila! Everything's moving again. Now get to work!
    any good ? ....................................... good luck :thumbsup:

    Banned

    Put key in as much as possible, wiggle the steering wheel and push the key at same time...its just out of sync

    Banned

    is it ticking over

    or is got a emobileiszer

    or how ever you spell it

    try rocking the car. sounds funny but has worked before

    WD40 always works - I did that on mine once and saved me the trouble of calling RAC.

    Original Poster

    its got immobliser yes tried wiggling the wheel as turn it both ways, no the key wont turn at all

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    pughy2000;2276829

    its got immobliser yes tried wiggling the wheel as turn it both ways



    as battery gone in the immobliser fob

    this happened on my first car (a clio) and it was due to the barrel being broke (a pin inside)

    Original Poster

    tried spare key as well

    Is it an automatic if so it may not be in parked?

    Original Poster

    its in neutral gear tried both keys the central locking works not of the pressing the button but manually turning it does(been like that for a while) the key goes in fully but wont turn at all

    Original Poster

    where mate spray in around the key area?

    Original Poster

    tried all those things must be broke inside, thanks anyway

    ours had like a chip you had to put in a slot and then the key and if the chip gets a bit dirty or static then clean and it then worked

    pughy2000;2276906

    where mate spray in around the key area?



    i sprayed the key and the ignition

    More than likely your ignition Barrel gone mate, Vauxhalls are prone to them failing.

    shauneco;2277397

    More than likely your ignition Barrel gone mate, Vauxhalls are prone to … More than likely your ignition Barrel gone mate, Vauxhalls are prone to them failing.



    ye, happened to someones Cavalier i knew - you need the AA :thumbsup:

    Someone glued your lock,is this possible?
    Don't have a car so wouldn't know if possible.
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