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Need Help - Can't Remove Ignition Key

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by em05184, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. em05184

    em05184 Junior Member

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    My son replaced the auto trans with a manual on his Honda Civic. When we turn the ignition off we can not remove the key. Since he is presently in Iraq my workaround is to disconnect the battery and this resets the cylinder. Is there a way to disconnect the cylinder to prevent this from occurring or should I check for a short. Not sure if he had this problem after the engine/trans swap.

    Thanks for any info
     
  2. MXDesa

    MXDesa Senior Member

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    Put the gear selector switch which should be under the center console where the original auto tranny shifter was, and put it into park and glue it there permenantly. That will fix it. Good Luck.
     
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    VTECPOWER Senior Member

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    Sounds like the car wiring is looking for it to be placed in park before the key can be released.
     
  4. em05184

    em05184 Junior Member

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    Thanks for the Info - I'll try it this weekend.
     
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