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.

1 Answer

9,885

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.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search MINI Cooper Questions

MINI Cooper Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 510
#2 Robert Charlson
Robert Charlson
Reputation 500
#3 mightymini11
mightymini11
Reputation 380
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Beetle
255 Great Deals out of 8,592 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW 3 Series
1,772 Great Deals out of 40,801 listings starting at $1,250
Used Honda Civic
1,124 Great Deals out of 64,641 listings starting at $1,195
Used Jeep Wrangler
483 Great Deals out of 17,010 listings starting at $2,990
Used Ford Mustang
681 Great Deals out of 38,186 listings starting at $1,750
Used Volkswagen GTI
125 Great Deals out of 6,199 listings starting at $2,299
Used Honda Accord
1,165 Great Deals out of 77,424 listings starting at $969
Used Volkswagen Jetta
678 Great Deals out of 29,456 listings starting at $1,100

Used Cars For Sale

2017 MINI Cooper Base For Sale
385 listings starting at $21,800
2016 MINI Cooper Base For Sale
266 listings starting at $17,777
2015 MINI Cooper Base For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 115 listings starting at $12,995
2014 MINI Cooper Base For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 66 listings starting at $10,998
2013 MINI Cooper Base For Sale
45 Great Deals out of 650 listings starting at $6,900