Accord 2000 LX - Ignition key stuck, and then can't start the car. Pls help!

Discussion in 'Accord' started by success_ny, Jul 25, 2005.

  1. success_ny

    success_ny Guest

    I parked my car as I do every day, but then I could not get the key out
    of ignition. It was just stuck in there. I turned the wheel back and
    forth, tried to start the engine again - it would not start. After
    several laborious attempts of turning the key back and forth, I got my
    key out. I decided to start the engine again just to make sure it's OK
    - it would not start anymore. I would just hear some clickings sounds,
    my instrumental panel lit up as usual but the car would not start -
    there was no sound of alternator running, just some clicking noise.
    Tried several times - the same result.

    Anyone knows what can be done to at least fix it temporarily so I can
    drive to the Honda dealer?

    success_ny, Jul 25, 2005
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    SoCalMike Guest

    try a jumpstart to see if the batteries dead. did the ignition switch
    recall cover the 2000? tho the key/cylinder thingie sounds like thats
    the issue.
    SoCalMike, Jul 26, 2005
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    TeGGeR® Guest

    wrote in

    A repost of somebody else's similar incident:
    "My friend purchased a (transmission) console switch from .
    The part is Honda# 35700-SM4-A91 hpart# 327830 and the price was $31.63
    plus $5.62 S&H. She had a very experienced amateur install it. He looked
    at the manual briefly then went out and installed it in under 20 minutes.
    It should be pretty straight forward for anyone with just a little
    experience, only slightly tricky part is to adjust it (if necessary) so
    that the indicator lights match the shift lever position.

    "Results: Since installing the switch January 2000, she has had absolutely
    no problem with it. Previously the car would always experience the
    syndrome until it had been warmed up for at least 20 minutes on even a
    moderately cold day.

    "To recap the symptoms:

    "- Vehicle is 1990+ Accord with AT (others with AT may be affected
    - Problem is strongly linked to cold temperatures.
    - Key cannot be removed after shifting into P
    - Dash indicator light does not indicate "P" even though transmission
    is positively in P
    - Car cannot be shifted out of P after this has happened
    - Problem solves itself when the "P" indicator lights which occurs
    after a period of time related to the interior temperature of the car."

    May be unrelated. Sounds like
    1) ignition switch bad
    2) poor/dirty/corroded power or ground connections at starter or battery
    TeGGeR®, Jul 26, 2005
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