A liquid lubricant may attract dirt and dust and this can cause your door lock to become difficult to turn and unlock. Key gets stuck or is hard to turn. A broken key in a lock can feel like a total disaster but you can save some cash and solve the problem yourself in most cases with just a few simple tools. If you’re having difficulty operating the key in a lock then there are some simple steps that might free things up. You stick your key in the lock and unlock the door and turn it back to the position for removing the key, but the key doesn’t come out. If your lock is brand new: Keyed cylinders are spring loaded with a series of pins that allow the cylinder to be turned if the correct key is inserted. Apparently I hit num lk key by accident or my cat walked over my keyboard and did it. Be gentle with your key because once it breaks, your job becomes a lot harder. You can spray a little dry lubricant in the lock to free up the plug so you can open the door. -when insert the key in the ignition switch it can't be turned-when attempt to turn the ignition on you hear a clicking noise but still can't turn the key-it takes several tries before you can turn the key and have ignition on-steering wheel stuck in lock position-central locking not operating from remote 3. He should turn off 'num lock'. The problem goes…and then you can turn off the use shortcut to avoid this in future. SOURCE: Cant open bonnet of Ford Focus x reg grill operated key lock wont turn Stuck lock, bonnet won’t open ,,, You do not need to drill holes in the grill or pay ford £200+ DIY..How? The solutions and severity of this issue will differ depending on what type of lock it is. I cannot afford a locksmith so need to sort it myself. 4. I haven't tried anything other than fiddling with my key in the lock and locking/unlocking the door from the inside multiple times, with no change. When num lk is on, all the keys on the righthand side of keyboard translate into numbers and other characters, zero key is a asterik sign. Sometimes, that break occurs inside of a lock cylinder when turning the key. 1. Removing a Broken Key Stuck in a Lock. You can use a liquid lubricant such as WD-40 if you choose as it will temporarily loosen up the lock so you can get the key to turn. Whenever you turn off your engine, you’re supposed to turn the key all the way towards the bottom in the “Lock” section. 4. My key had been sticky and would not turn 180, but after a few tries it would so I thought it was just wearing out until one day it just would not lock and then the key broke in the lock and cannot get it out. There is a chance when the lock was re-keyed (assuming you had some door locks keyed alike or keyed to existing locks) the person who did the re-keying didn't get the pins completely seated in the key cylinder. To avoid being in similar situations, lubricate the lock cylinder, car key and ignition regularly. Car keys are made of soft metals and are easily breakable if handled roughly. It meant I had to have two keys, 1 for the doors, 1 for the ignition. Your Key Is Damaged. If that is the problem, it is easy to fix. Haven't had a chance to use my spare key yet. Therefore using car key as a can opener or for any other purpose other than starting up the car is a bad idea. If you use too much force trying to remove the key yourself, it's possible that your key may snap or break inside the lock cylinder. So, the key works, but the door and lock don’t seem to be functioning correctly. With your door lock stuck in unlocked the position, your home can be made vulnerable. You should then be able to turn off your vehicle and remove your key from the ignition. On my laptop there is a key called 'num lk'. 5. Went to open my old neighbours back door for her this morning as it was stuck closed and the key cut part (the bit that undoes the lock) to her mortice lock has snapped off in the lock leaving her with just the shank. The key worked in the doors/trunk, but won't turn (it would go in) the ignition lock. It is a Mini U lock, it's about 4 or 5 years old so I do not remember the model. Try pushing on the lock’s face just next to the key as you pull on the key. 2. The key is bent and the lock is straight. 1. The key still worked glued, but when I removed the cas and took it to the key guy, after I came back and put everything back the ignition cylinder seemed to lock. If you can get the key to turn on your vehicle this should allow the steering wheel lock to disengage. 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