KEY STUCK in V70 ignition

Discussion in 'Volvo V70' started by David Plotner, Feb 1, 2004.

  1. I'm having a bad day. I just changed to o2 sensor in my '99 V70. I cleared
    the computer and started the car up (while jacked up. It seemed fine. A few
    hours later, I took it off the jack, and tried to start it up (after cable
    tying the sensor wires out of the way. I tried to start it, and it cranked,
    but never started. I used the shift override, and put the car in neutral,
    and tried the same thing. Still won't start.

    Unfortunately, after putting the car in park, I CANT take the key out (like
    it thinks it is in gear). It won't turn all the way to the proper position
    (by like 1 degree)

    Any suggestions on getting my key out, and why she won't start)? No new
    error codes on the OBDII).

    -thanks all,

    -david p-
    David Plotner, Feb 1, 2004
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  2. David Plotner

    Myron Samila Guest

    Probably a stupid suggestion because you've probably tried it, but is the steering wheel
    locked as well?? if it is jammed in a lock position, you can turn the wheel while trying
    to release the key.

    Myron Samila, Feb 1, 2004
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  3. David Plotner

    Noone Guest

    With an auto gearbox the key cannot be removed if the large button on
    the front of the auto shifter stick is stuck in.

    I believe this should pop back out after being pressed in with a foot
    on the brake. Sometimes as with mine it gets sticky and doesn't pop
    out properly which prevents removal of the key.

    I found mine was prone to doing it in hot weather but was resolved
    during the last service with some WD40.

    Your problem could be different with the work that you have done and
    although I am not certain I believe there is a vacuum pipe from the
    brake switch. I would suggest that you have either trapped a vacuum
    pipe and\or knocked off a lead which is preventing the auto gearbox
    from allowing the engine to fire up. From the jacked up to lowered
    position something has moved and caused what is probably a simple

    Noone, Feb 2, 2004
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