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Old 01-16-2006, 02:30 PM   #1
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Okay, so I was messing around in my buddy's SL2, which is almost exactly the same as mine except of a lower trim level. Anyways, my key works to open his doors. So we tried to use my key to start his car. We put the key in, turned, and vwalla! it started. Turn the car off. Oh crap, the key doesn't come out. We tried forcing it. We tried jiggling it. We tried moving the steering wheel around. Nothing. It's damn stuck. I need some ideas on how to get it out. He obviously can drive the car, and I've got a couple spares for my own, but having a key stuck in the ignition is not such a good thing. I suggested he take the fuel pump fuse out anytime he has to leave his car for a longish time. What should we do???

His car is a 95 SL2 Manual with the trim level that doesn't even have power locks
My car is a 95 SL2 Automatic with ALL the options (leather/sun/traction/alloy wheels/etc).

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Old 01-16-2006, 02:53 PM   #2
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that sux, man. Just keep trying to Jiggle it out. I've gotten a few stuck keys out of ignitions with a little perseverence. Maybe try some lubricant spray like a dry graphite, but it gets messy that way. Otherwise, get a new ignition cylinder. Any other course of action would just be silly.

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Old 01-16-2006, 03:01 PM   #3
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Okay, Matt just called me. After driving around for a while, the key just came out on its own. Thanks though.

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Old 01-16-2006, 03:05 PM   #4
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Old 01-16-2006, 03:26 PM   #5
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i find this to be very funny, yet scary at the same time.

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Old 01-16-2006, 03:33 PM   #6
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i find this to be very funny, yet scary at the same time.
You think so. From what I've read on here a worn key from any pre-98 Saturn can open and start any other pre-98 Saturn.

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Old 01-16-2006, 03:35 PM   #7
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Yup, my 93 SL2 key can open the door and turn the ignition of my friend's 93 SC2.
His key can do the same to my car.
I also tried my car on a bunch of junkyard cars, I can opened about 6-7 of them. But by then, I lost interested of trying more cars..

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Old 01-16-2006, 03:53 PM   #8
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Hmmmmm if I was a theif I could have a lot of fun with this.....damn me and my morals

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Old 01-16-2006, 04:22 PM   #9
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Morals be damned.
Anyway this is not a phenominon unique to Saturns by any means. Anyone ever owned an S-10? Who even needs keys, I didn't. It's extremely common in most Manufacturers, yes the Japanese too. Except Germans I think, but I don't know enough bimmer drivers to know for sure.

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Old 01-16-2006, 04:38 PM   #10
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Morals be damned.
Anyway this is not a phenominon unique to Saturns by any means. Anyone ever owned an S-10? Who even needs keys, I didn't. It's extremely common in most Manufacturers, yes the Japanese too. Except Germans I think, but I don't know enough bimmer drivers to know for sure.
bmws are german? wha?? i thought they were british

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i find this to be very funny, yet scary at the same time.
yah, the whole situation was pretty hilarious. we probably would have been really worried about it if we hadn't been lauging so much. i would try this again in other cars, but i dont want to get stuck.

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Old 01-16-2006, 05:47 PM   #11
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no BMW is a german car. it stands for Bavarian Motor Works.

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Old 01-16-2006, 07:38 PM   #12
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I had a 87 pontiac 6000 that you could start without a key.....couldnt shut it off but you could start it....and take the key out when it was running....

Wait a min....I forgot...I can take the key out of my SL1 with the motor running....nice for those cold mornings at the mail box..I dont have to shut off my car

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Old 01-16-2006, 07:52 PM   #13
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So I guess all of them have crappy key/lock setups. I can take my key out with it running too. I've not tried any other satty locks though. I have 3 guys I work with that own Saturns. Sounds like a good practical joke in the works...

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Old 01-16-2006, 11:20 PM   #14
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most german cars have weird keys with a chip built into them if you drop the key and the chip falls out... you can't start the car, my sister found this out with my parent's VW passat, the she nearly totalled the car about 3 weeks later. A replacement key costs around 80 bucks

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Old 01-17-2006, 09:14 AM   #15
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I love my alarm... consideringh there are alot of 95-97 saturns around... you never know who is going to take your car now these days.

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Old 01-17-2006, 10:01 AM   #16
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If nothing else, this experience has persuaded me to buy an alarm system!

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Old 01-17-2006, 11:30 AM   #17
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Where I live, you could leave a first gen Satty running, with the door open in a parking lot for 8 hours, and no one would touch it, let alone take it. Of course, they're probably thinking it's got a bomb in it, but hey.....

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