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:
- Is there anything else I can try myself to remove the key?
- 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!