April 18, 2007i went out to move the XJ a few min ago and the key wotn turn in the ignition. i tried all 3 of the keys i have and none of em worked. the manual didn't say anythign about it either. so whats up with it and how do i fix it? cuz i have to get to school somehow tomorrow. lol. TIA
April 18, 2007You jiggle (hehe, thats a funny word) the key around a lot?
Is it all the way in park? sometimes you have to push it hard in park...
Most importantly, did you try turning your steering wheel at the same time? Sometimes when you steerin wheel locks it keeps you from turnin the key, move it back and forth while you try turnin the key..
April 18, 2007i just tried all those things and it still wont move
April 18, 2007called it names and then say your sorry and pet it... might work
April 18, 2007Squirt some of that powder stuff in the key hole. For the life of me I can't think of what it is called right now.
If that doesn't work you have 2 choices. Call a locksmith or pull the steering wheel then the top half of the column and hit the back side of the lock with a drill.
Ohhh yea, Graphite powder...
April 18, 2007my dad came home and sprayed some wd40 and jiggled it. its actualyl smoother now then ti was before it locked up. but i think the name calling did the real trick. lol. and i am glad i didnt have to take off the wheel and all that. sounds like a pain in the
April 18, 2007That it is!
Get you some of that Grphite, it will be a more perminate saloution for you. But glad you got it.
April 18, 2007But be sure you apologize and take it for some nice premium and a bath or somethin.. otherwise it'll get revenge next trip in the woods..
April 18, 2007for the future if it ever happens again.... theres this spray to clean off your computer and keyboard. its just compressed air or something. but if u shoot some in the keyhole, it usually does the trick. i used it once when my key wouldnt turn to unlock my door.
o and the name calling, only works some of the time. u gotta be real nice to her or she might do it again. maybe a wax job or some premium gas to make it up.