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1999 Infiniti 45T. Key won't come out of ignition. Car

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1999 Infiniti 45T. Key won't come out of ignition. Car starts, tried moving tires while running etc. Key won't come out. Car stars fine
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Infiniti
Expert:  Tom replied 9 months ago.

Push the head of the key in hard with pliers pump the brake and pull on the key it should come out let me know.

Expert:  Tom replied 9 months ago.

Push the head of the key in hard with pliers pump the brake and pull on the key it should come out let me know.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Did not work
Expert:  Tom replied 9 months ago.

Try disconnecting the battery to see if it comes out if not tap th head of the key with a hammer a good whack should release the tumblers and the key should come out let me know.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Not comfortable hitting key with a hammer a good whack while in ignition . Dont want to replace ignition too!
Expert:  Tom replied 9 months ago.

Trust me you won't thats what we do at the dealer don't beat it up just a good tap on the head of the key what happens is the tumblers get jammed and this frees them up.Its your call you will be fine.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Took to shop & was not tumblers, was only worn key. Glad I did not whack key in ignition with hammer as you suggested. I do however thank you for your availability spreed & suggestions
Expert:  Tom replied 9 months ago.

Not a problem just so you on a a worn key will affect the tumblers and can damage them so keep an eye on the ignition switch to see if it's ever starts binding glad to help.

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