ignition cylinder replacement

Asked by May 28, 2015 at 02:26 PM about the 2009 Kia Optima

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Key won't turn to acc.  Will not turn at all.  Also,don't see whole where the paper clip goes to release cylinder so it can be removed.

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According to this video, the key has to be in the accessory position in order to remove the cylinder. I would spray it full of WD-40 and wiggle it until it finally moves. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vREcs5HG41E

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Thanks, but we tried the lubricant and it didn't work.

33,625

Well I guess you will now have to call a locksmith or just drill it out. Do you have a second key? Maybe it's your original key that's worn out.

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