Volvo Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Will it turn at all? Most of the time the problem is that the key won't go past position one
The problem is caused by a binding column lock, which is the mechanical portion of your ignition switch
It is very common unfortunately
It will need to be replaced. A new one costs about $260 plus 1.5 hours labor and will need to be ordered from the dealership, as it comes ordered for your existing keys.
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Key is in ignition position one. what do we do next?
The key does not go to 3rd position, used screwdriver to turn switch to 3rd position
it is not starting when scredriver is in 3rd position. key will not turn at all