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2003 Honda Accord Key wont turn in ignition

Customer Question

My 2003 honda accord DX car, the key will not turn at all in the ignition. It is completely locked. When trying to start the car, I have the car in parked and I do turn the wheel. I have tried everything. The car is a DX so the key does not have batteries in it. It is a regular standard key.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  HondaPlatinum replied 7 years ago.
Do you have dash lights?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
yes when I put the key in
Expert:  HondaPlatinum replied 7 years ago.
OK this actually could all be caused by a weak battery.If you put the headlights on are they dim.Have you tried another key?Do you have brake lights?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Battery is fine, Lights are bright and the brake lights are in good working order

 

The tumler in the ignition switch seems to be stuck. the key is not turning at all.

Expert:  HondaPlatinum replied 7 years ago.
I have seen that before,have you tried another key?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Hello,

 

No, I don't The other key just opens up the trunk.

Expert:  HondaPlatinum replied 7 years ago.
OK does the key look damaged at all?Try this disconnect the battery both terminals for 2 minutes reconnect them and see if the key turns in the ignition.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
The key is a little worn but does not seem damaged. I will try your advice with the battery terminals
Expert:  HondaPlatinum replied 7 years ago.

Ok let me know.