help- ignition key stuck in

Discussion in 'American RV's' started by peapod, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. peapod

    peapod Deleted User

    Can anyone tell me what i am doing wrong. Moved the Rv this weekend and now cannot remove the ignition key. The parking brake is on it is in park mode, so why on why cant i get the key out?. I know it is something really obvious but right now i cannot see it , anybody any ideas
    thanks jackie
     
  2. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

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    Have you tried moving the steering wheel? The lock might be stopping it.
     
  3. dazzer

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    Im assuming you have had the key out before??

    Is the gearshift in Park or Neutral?? If Not the key will be locked in place.

    Have you turned the key round 1 extra click. This is similar to the acc. setting on European cars when the radio turns on but the ignition is off. USA vehicles have their acc position 1 click further back than the normal off position when you remove the key. Try moving the key round 1 click and trying to pull it out.

    Id say the gearshift is not in neutral or park though :thumb:
     
  4. Geo

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    £10 says you turned it back (toward you) one click too many:thumb:
    Geo
     
  5. peapod

    peapod Deleted User

    thanks for the replies, cant move it back at all only forward to start the engine. It says it is in park, so might have to try and fiddle. Steering l ock is off. Have lhad the key out many times and no problem.
     
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    Ok Ill re phrase that, move key forward towards start but only one click and it should come out:thumb:
    Geo
     
  7. peapod

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    will go back over to rv now and give it a try , if doesnt work wil come back on tom thanks everybodt
    jackie
     
  8. Jim

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    Jackie its almost 7pm, take a rest, you have been wrestling with that key for almost 3 hours!!:BigGrin:

    Any joy yet?
     
  9. bobandjanie

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    Hi I no nothing about RVs so you can tell me to shut up then:Rofl1: but on Scania lorries when the altenator packs up you cant get the Key out,:cry: but then they will not either :Eek!: unless you take the relay out.:Rofl1: Just a thought. Bob.:thumb:
     
  10. peapod

    peapod Deleted User

    thanks everybody for their help, finally got key out ,even though it said it was in park, obviously not properly in, so it is out!!!!! I know i am a dumb dumb, anyway thats what pete called me.
    jackie
     
  11. pappajohn

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    take your RV back to the dealers and tell 'em they sold you a dud. :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     

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