Ignition lock car replacement: fast and inexpensive solutions!

Ignition lock car replacement: fast and inexpensive solutions!

Imagine … the key is in the car ignition, only there is no movement. The key refuses to turn. For that reason, we have on this page a large number of tips elaborated. They are very helpful and useful tips. For everyone, for every car.

Opening a car or replacing an ignition lock car is our absolute specialty. Are you facing a problem? Or are you afraid of damaging your car’s ignition lock? No worries. The experienced locksmiths of Locksmith in Amsterdam are with you in no time.

In this article, we discuss the following tips:

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Replace ignition lock car? A complete overview

We know all too well that every situation is different. After all, not every car is the same. To provide answers to as large a group as possible, we have prepared a complete guide. The main goal is 100% damage-free open your car.

There are all kinds of things you can do yourself. Therefore, we have created a list of tips for you. One option is to contact the professional and reliable locksmiths at Locksmith 365. They are on site within 30 minutes and active 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

In recent months, we have opened car locks on brands including: BMW, Dacia, Renault, Fiat, Nissan, Saab, Volvo, Volkswagen, Audi, Chevrolet, Citroen, Alfa Romeo, Toyota, Peugeot, Nissan, Mercedes, Skoda, Porsche, Dacia, Opel, and so on.

Locksmith 365 will help you with your car lock at all times. We open, replace, repair all types of locks in a very professional manner. Below are some situations when you contact your locksmith:

You have lost or misplaced your car keys

> You left the key in your car

> The car key broke off in the ignition lock

> You can no longer get your ignition switch to move

Need to have your car door ignition lock replaced?

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Replacing your ignition lock yourself

An ignition switch is a complicated lock. It is possible that you will try a number of things on your own to improve the ignition switch to open. A new ignition lock car is not immediately necessary. On the Internet, you will come across many tips on all kinds of forums and platforms. We have summarized everything for you. So get started with the tips below first:

– Lock spray

– Spare key

– Loosening and prying

– Graphite powder

– Steering lock

Car ignition lock opening with lock spray

Lock spray is a common solution when it comes to an ignition lock. Online, we came across an awful lot of targeted solutions, including lock spray. The following information can be found on the Internet:

Maybe I’m oversimplifying, but for me, lock spray always works!

What I do is the following: flush car ignition switch with benzene, blow through with air, repeat and lubricate with a lock spray.

Every time my daughter comes here with the car, I spray some lock spray from Nemef into the lock. It always seems to help. A few days back I expected it to break down permanently, but that feeling is gone now. So I’ll just watch it for a while and keep using lock spray.

Lock spray

Car lock broken?

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The spare key(s)

Ignition lock car stuck? Annoying. Try using the spare key(s). It may strike you as an unnecessary tip, but it occurs with some regularity that the the outcome is. The Internet provides us with all kinds of information regarding the spare key as a solution. Summary:

Postpone the cost of ignition switch replacement for a while. Check the spare key! These keys are often unused and still completely straight. This gives you a good chance of “just turning” the key.

Let’s try the spare key first!

Right now I can’t get my key into the ignition. Currently, I just start and lock the car with the spare key.

Spare key

Car door ignition lock replacement?

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Twisting and prying at the lock

It may also sometimes help to force the lock a little and unscrew it on one side. A car ignition switch consists of all kinds of loose internal parts. Therefore, it is possible that the ignition lock is blocking. On several forums, this solution was discussed at length:

If you tap on a screwdriver with a chisel or drevel, you will automatically get some kind of gap in it to get a grip. With any luck, you can get the ignition switch to work while turning.

Can’t I just drill out that whole lock with a thick drill head in hopes that I can then pry it out or something? I have years of experience with cars so I know exactly how it works.

When I put the key in the car (toyota starlet 1997), sometimes it locks up, then can’t turn it on with no way. After about 10 minutes of prying, it usually works, but it is very irritating.

Be careful not to apply too much force as your key may break off. So always be careful.

Lock turning and prying

Ignition lock of your car door broken? N

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 Ignition switch graphite powder

Graphite powder is an excellent option

Does your key go in incredibly hard? And then it does not turn or just turns incredibly stiffly? No worries. It’s a complaint we see come through with some regularity. It makes a difference that graphite powder is a solution that is is incredibly effective . Consequently, it is a much-discussed solution on various forums:

I think the accumulated dust which is in the ignition switch combined with the WD40 made the ignition switch car unusable. It’s better to use graphite powder.

Never spray anything but graphite powder in locks….

Better to use graphite, I was told by a locksmith.

Graphite powder

Car door ignition switch broken?

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Ignition lock car stuck? Check your steering lock

Are you dealing with an ignition switch that doesn’t seem to turn and is stuck? This is very common. Be sure to check the steering lock. Try some get movement in the steering wheel. There are many forums on the Internet that discuss this solution:

Steering lock you can take off yourself. Key in the ignition, turn it over (just a little bit), frumple the steering wheel (turn it around) then it should click loose.

Unlock steering lock: move the steering wheel slightly when turning the key clockwise to position 1.

Key in the lock and turn a teeny tiny bit, then try to pull the handlebars back and forth briskly for a while, while carefully trying to turn the key further.

Steering lock

Ignition lock of your door broken?

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Getting your ignition lock replaced by a locksmith

When you don’t dare to do it yourself or still have some problems making the ignition lock, a locksmith is your solution. It is also a nice feeling to know that your ignition switch is in professional hands. The Internet provides us with all kinds of forums where the locksmith was discussed:

Maybe the locksmith can get the key out — they have special things for that.

I unfortunately lost the original key that weekend. Now I can’t get my car I need to move off steering lock and started. So the spare key does not fit. So I can’t turn it to position 2 either. And drilling out and such I don’t dare so well, would like help with that. The experienced locksmith is my godsend.

It may sound crazy, but you can also just call a locksmith. These are not only for the locks of houses, caravans, scooters but also just for ignition locks of cars.

Need to have your car door ignition lock replaced?

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does a new ignition switch car cost?

We receive with some frequency the important question, “What does a new ignition switch car cost?” It is difficult to give an unequivocal answer to this. It depends on an awful lot of factors. Consider, for example, the car make and year of manufacture. Many factors come into play. Please read up very carefully first.

I searched on “ignition switch car replacement cost”, “ignition switch replacement cost” and came up with you guys. What can you guys tell me about this?

We are found with some regularity on “ignition switch car replacement cost” and “ignition switch replacement cost,” so you are in the right place! Contact a locksmith before replacing the entire lock. Most likely, the lock is simply repairable.

What does the locksmith do differently than I would do myself?

There are all kinds of options you can try for yourself. Don’t worry immediately about a new ignition switch car cost, there are solutions galore. There is not that much difference between your solutions and those of a locksmith. But the difference is experience. The professional hands of a locksmith will open your car 100% damage-free.

Forgot your key in car?

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Yuri Sharapa
Yuri Sharapa
2023-12-22
Hi! Yesterday I slammed the door in the evening and left the key inside. I called and ordered this master. Then I read the reviews here and was surprised how many negative reviews there are) I called them and said that I didn’t want to fall into their trap if they tried to scam me. Fortunately for me, there was no deception, everything was very adequate, the master was very pleasant and polite. Very nice price for services. Everything was done quickly and without damage. When I asked why there were so many negative reviews here, he replied that he had just bought this company and is building a reputation. Don't be afraid to reach out to these guys. Everything was very clear and professional on their part. I recommend!
Aicha Kone
Aicha Kone
2023-12-14
Thank you for your good service. I call their for my car lock. their service is soo fast, I am really impressed.
Sufyaan Grimes
Sufyaan Grimes
2023-12-03
The cost of drilling the lock was extremely high. I paid 220 euros, excluding taxes, just for a hole in the lock. I didn't even request a new lock, but if I had, it would have cost even more. The service was quick, with the technician arriving at my home within 40 minutes. They managed to open the door without damaging the frame, only the lock. The technician was also friendly, which is why I am giving them a higher rating. However, I still feel that 220 euros for drilling a lock is excessive, even for a company. It would have been more reasonable if the cost included a lock replacement.
Lisa van den Bor
Lisa van den Bor
2023-11-26
Sleutel aan de binnenkant van de deur laten zitten, stom! Ze stonden gelukkig zelfs op zondag binnen 20 minuten voor de deur en Jeffrey maakte onze deur snel en zonder schade open. Super blij mee, ik zou ze zeker weer bellen.
massimo coppola
massimo coppola
2023-11-25
Slotenmaker uit Haarlem is nooit komen opdagen, maar Moerad is uit Amsterdam gekomen om ons direct weer naar binnen te laten, super vriendelijk en begripvol
Patrick Owusu
Patrick Owusu
2023-11-21
Fast friendly got My car open quickly.Thats all you can Ask for with this type of Service.
Arthur Niel
Arthur Niel
2023-11-21
Top werk binnen 2 min open een tover naar onder de deuren open makers Mourad
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