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Clifton B., ASE Master Auto Tech
Category: Nissan
Satisfied Customers: 3905
Experience:  ASE Master Certified Tech, Nissan Master Certified Tech, 12 yrs. experience in auto repair.
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Metal key stuck where key fob goes. Wheel turns. Key just

Customer Question

Metal key stuck where key fob goes.
JA: Can you turn the steering wheel at all? And what about the key? Is it worn or damaged?
Customer: Wheel turns. Key just stuck.
JA: What is the model/year of your Nissan?
Customer: 09 altima
JA: Are you fixing your Altima yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Just been trying to pull it out..didn't want to pull too hard
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Clifton B. replied 11 months ago.


Expert:  Clifton B. replied 11 months ago.

at this point the key is stuck in the slot because there is spring tension pushing on the key keeping it lock in place do not just pull on it you will brake the slot . what you need to do is get a small long screwdriver push it into the slot all the way to push the spring loaded lock in the back of the slot in hold it in place then pull the key out