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I have a 99 ES. Ran fine this A.M. but I stuck a different

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I have a 99 ES. Ran fine this A.M. but I stuck a different key in ignition later by mistake and now both of the right keys won't turn the ignition on. Help
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Lincoln
Expert:  David Gieswein replied 6 months ago.

Good morning, I can help. Do you have access to compressed air and a air nozzle?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
nope sorry
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I don't suppose disconnecting battery would help; would it ?
Expert:  David Gieswein replied 6 months ago.

Ok, you could also buy a can of that computer compressed air in a can from like Walmart. You don't need a lot of psi to remove any pieces from the wrong key. Also, you can try using a very fine piece of wire. Bend the end of the wire into a short 90. Then gently rake inside the key cylinder.

Expert:  David Gieswein replied 6 months ago.

Even if you had no power to your car, you should still be able to get in and turn the ignition key.

Expert:  David Gieswein replied 6 months ago.

You need to look at the wrong key you used and see if there is any pieces missing. Also, try the wrong key you used in the vehicle it is suppost to be for and see if it still works.

Expert:  David Gieswein replied 6 months ago.

So let me get this correct. Can you mechanically turn the ignition cylinder with the right key?

Expert:  David Gieswein replied 6 months ago.

Please respond when you get more time.

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