Why did my car key stop work? Reasons and Solution

Why did my car key stop work? Reasons and Solution

Reasons & solution

Damaged Car Lock.

One of the major reasons why your car key is not working is because the car key is damaged. A damaged Lock does not mean it is being broken into pieces. Most people do not always pay enough attention to their car locks and car keys in order to know that constant use has the effect on them. Once this is combined with a high lack of maintenance, it escalates the probability of car keys being damaged.

Solution: For damaged car door locks or keys, you can reach out to a professional automotive locksmith for assistance. In cases like this, they will either repair the damaged lock or make an installation new car door locks.

Faulty Ignition Cylinder.

If your car key is not working whenever it is being inserted into the ignition of the vehicle, this does not mean that the car key is damaged or faulty. Sometimes, this is a sign of a much greater problem, which might be that your car’s ignition is damaged.

Solution: A professional Automotive locksmiths are well qualified in dealing any faulty ignition cylinders, so if in case the reason why your car key is not working is caused by faulty ignition cylinders, be sure to reach out to us. A professional Automotive locksmith will advise and recommend whether the ignition will be salvaged and repaired or not, or whether the solution is to make a replacement.

Internal Damage to Key Fob/Keyless Entry Remote.

If the internal electronics of the car faulty, or if either the receiver or transmitter of the car is damaged, then your car key will be malfunctioning. And these elements can manifest in the form of raveled wires. In other cases, the damaged internal wiring can come as a result of an external damage on the car key fob or to the car itself. It can be from dropping your car keys on the ground or a hard surface or even knocking the internal components of the fob out of alignment.

Solution: Internal damage to car key fob or any keyless entry remote malfunctions is best handled most of the time by a professional automotive locksmith. Since they are specialized in navigating the internal components of the fob, they will be able to repair and address any faulty issue and If they cannot, a proper car key replacement will be advised.

Key Fob
Key Fob

Maybe you are Using a Copied Key.

Most people do not realize that every sequential car key duplication can diminish the integrity of the original key. if you duplicate car key is duplicated, you are going to get another version that is different from the original car key. In some cases, you will find out that your car key is not functioning because you might be making use of a duplicate car key that is not functioning like the original key.

Solution: If you are using a duplicate car key that is no more working, you will need to get a new replacement. If you are having a traditional car key this will be achieved easily. However, if you are making use of a transponder car key or a keyless entry remote, then you should have it in mind that the new replacement key should be programmed.

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My Car Keys Get Stuck in Ignition, What Should I Do?

My Car Keys Get Stuck in Ignition, What Should I Do?

Is your car key stuck in the ignition and you are confused about what to do?  There are various ways in which you can try and fix the problem before seeking the assistance of a locksmith and which will likely lead to an expensive repair bill.

Listed below are the reasons car keys get stuck in ignition and solutions to fixing the problem.

Car keys getting stuck in ignition may be caused by the key itself, the cylinder, the ignition, or user error.

This is because the tumblers inside the cylinder are not in alignment with the release point. In most cases, key stuck in ignition can be caused by a worn cylinder which is not returning to the worn/sticky tumblers.

Solution: In cases like this, you will have to apply a graphite spray to it. Do NOT make use of any kind of oil or WD-40, under any circumstance!

The Car in Gear can cause Car keys to get stuck in ignition.

Most cars that make use of automatic transmissions will deny you access if make an attempt to start the car while it is still in forwarding gear.

Solution: Make the gear is in the park position. Giving the shifter a little shake might be helpful if it the gear is park position.

The Bent or Worn Out Car Key.

A bent car key will get into the ignition, but it will not function correctly because it is not in contact the pins that are in the ignition coil as it is been designed. If in case the teeth on a car key are worn down, it will fail to function for the same reason. So in cases like these, you can make an attempt to straighten it with a non-metal hammer.

Solution:  You will have to be very careful if the car key uses a chip.

The Battery Is Dead

Since the car ignition system is electric, whenever the battery is out of juice the car will lock up the same way it does whenever you the vehicle is shut off.

Solution: Check if the battery is still putting out 12.6 volts with a mustimeter, and If it is not, you might want to consider going for a new battery.

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