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  • avatar karjunkie 09/01/10 2:23 pm PST

    Normally, this would indicate that either the key or the ignition switch is worn out. However, in your case, it would be strange that the key or ignition would be worn out on a 2009 model, unless you hang many keys off the key ring and put pressure on the switch. It is possible that the steering lock is sticking, so try turning the key while holding the wheel turned in the direction of the lock. Also, try cleaning the switch with some WD40 sprayed into it. If the spare key works well, then it may be that the key you normally use is worn or damaged.

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  • karjunkie 09/01/10 2:23 pm PST

    Normally, this would indicate that either the key or the ignition switch is worn out. However, in your case, it would be strange that the key or ignition would be worn out on a 2009 model, unless you hang many keys off the key ring and put pressure on the switch. It is possible that the steering lock is sticking, so try turning the key while holding the wheel turned in the direction of the lock. Also, try cleaning the switch with some WD40 sprayed into it. If the spare key works well, then it may be that the key you normally use is worn or damaged.

  • drmoonshine 09/02/10 11:22 am PST

    Thanks karjunkie, I believe it actually might be my keys and the weight that gets put on it because just the spare alone works fine.

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