I am having problems getting the ignition key in on my Mini Cooper 02 plate.

Asked by Jan 29, 2015 at 04:13 AM about the 2002 MINI Cooper Base

Question type: General

I am having problems getting my ignition key in, not all the time but when it wont it takes
ages and lots of wriggling about to get it in, any ideas.

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The tumblers are probably getting hung up inside of the lock cylinder. I would first try giving the ignition cylinder a shot of WD-40 to see if that will free it up. Use the red tube and get right in there. If it is still a problem, there may be problems with the tumblers. Possible broken or worn springs, tumblers, etc.. Also as a side note, make sure the key is not excessively worn try using a different, less worn key if you have a spare.

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