Car key stuck

Hi Everyone,

I had a new key made for my car. When I received it I noticed that all edges were very sharp compared to the old key, but I guess this is to be expected, the old key has been used for 17 years.

I inserted the key to the ignition, and it did not feel as smooth as the old one, but it worked. I could start the car. I could also remove the key.

But the second time I tried to use it, it got stuck in the ignition and I cannot remove it…

This is the type of key:

This is how it looks in my ignition:

What I tried:

– I tried to wiggle it in many different ways hoping that whatever is holding it will let go, I spent 20 minutes trying to get it out, but no luck.

– I got frustrated so I also tried to pull it quite hard, but it is really stuck there…

– I sprayed some WD40 inside, but it did not help.

I have a few questions:

  1. Is there anything else I can try myself to remove the key?
  2. If I call a locksmith, do you think he will be able to remove the key without damaging the lock so I can keep using the old keys?
    (In the end I don't really need this new key itself, I needed a new remote control, but got the whole thing. Remote control works, key got stuck. If I manage to get it out I can throw it away and never use it again.)

Thanks in advance!

submitted by /u/ekkki

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