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Hi everyone,

I've got an 01 C2 (my02) and I'm now having trouble removing the key from the barrel. After quite vigorous jiggling I'm able to remove it but the park light stays on as the barrel does not pop out to off position. I have tried some WD40 but to no avail. Also, when the key is being moved to the on position it seems to get there in one movement rather than clicking into the various position/s before ignition and start.

The only way I have managed to bring the barrel to off position was by tapping quite hard onto the sides of the barrel once I had the key removed.

What could be the cause of this problem? Your comments would be highly appreciated!

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  • 4 months later...

I also had an issue recently w/ removing the key. It was actually there when I purchased the car used, but didn't realize and then it worsened. The key was not removing easily, I took it to the shop and they said the ignition switch needed to be replaced, and there was an upgraded version which they advised purchasing otherwise the issue would re-occur. After getting the car back it was definitely the switch, now the key turns w/ ease and removes like a hot knife thru butter. As I always had a sticky key, I never knew it was so silky smooth.

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Thanks for the great DIY and links. I am traveling and last night the headlights were dim and the key wasn't working properly. I got to my destination holding the bright light switch on. When I have a problem with my 99 911, I come to this site and find the answer. Napa parts for the switch, purchase a few tools, and an hour and a half later the problem is fixed!!! :thumbup:

Fantastic website and always worth an annual donation. I have owned my 99 for 6 years and have "never" had to take it to the dealer for repairs!!

Thanks again.

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