We continue our series of web content on what can get stuck on your car. After discovering why your fuel flap or hood could get stuck, in this article we’ll take a look at why the key is stuck in your Audi Sq5 ignition . Specially irritating, having a stuck ignition cylinder will prevent you from starting and therefore from using your car. We will so do everything we can to help you remedy this issue as soon as possible. To achieve this, first, we will explain to you what the ignition of your car is used for, then in a second time, why the ignition barrel of your Audi Sq5 is stuck? And, finally, how to unblock the key stuck in your Audi Sq5 ignition.


What’s the goal of my Audi Sq5’s ignition lock?

The ignition lock of your Audi Sq5 is a secureness element. Its intent is to protect your car from theft attempts. It is situated on the steering column of your car, developed in 1931 by Abram Neiman. Its intent is to prevent your Audi Sq5 from starting by blocking the steering and the steering lock if it does not identify your car key. It is closely connected to the starter switch which will integrate the key lock and an electric switch. There is a tendency to confuse the starter switch and the neiman, and when we talk about blocked neiman we often make reference to a key that does not turn or does not turn well in the cylinder of the lock of your car.

Why is the key stuck in your Audi Sq5 ignition?

Now it’s time to explain to you why the key is stuck in your Audi Sq5 ignition cylinder . Now that we’ve described what the ignition is, it’s time to find out why it’s stuck. If it is the steering wheel of your Audi Sq5 that is blocked, do not think twice to read our article on this matter. A neiman is not a wearing part that you replace regularly but time has an influence on it and it can appear that you have to replace it because of normal wear and tear. Here are the different reasons of a ignition that locks on Audi Sq5 :

  • Normal wear and tear on the ignition barrel of your Audi Sq5 : As we said earlier, with time, the elements of the neiman can become seized up, or become packed with dust or small particles from the outside that will prevent it from working effectively. In such a case, you should experience problems inserting and turning the key before it locks completely.
  • An element of the ignition of your Audi Sq5 that fails: In the same logic, an element of the neiman can fail. As we revealed in introduction, when we talk about the neiman we often include, the cylinder, the lock and the starter switch, if one of these parts is defective, the neiman will not let the key turn in the cylinder of the lock
  • Someone forced too much on the ignition barrel of your Audi Sq5: At last, last possibility, and it’s more or less logical, if someone forced too much on the neiman in unlocking the steering wheel of your car before, he may have twisted internal elements and thus damaged the neiman of it.

How do I unlock the key stuck in my Audi Sq5 ignition barrel?

We now move on to the solutions available to you for dealing with a key stuck in your Audi Sq5 ignition . Depending to the source of your issue the solutions will not be similar, find them down below:

  • Ignition barrel blocked because of a twisted key: If your key is twisted, it is obvious that your neiman will not unblock. Try gently with a mallet to straighten your key, if you can’t do it, use the duplicate of your key.
  • Ignition cylinder If the neiman of your Audi Sq5 is clogged because of impurities : Use a WD40 type degreaser and let it work for a couple of minutes, it should unblock the neiman of your Audi Sq5.
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  • If your key is stuck in your ignition because of a defective element: If finally it is because of an internal element that your ignition lock is no longer unblocked you will regrettably have to replace the whole block (electronic switch, lock cylinder, neiman), we recommend you to go to a professional who will as well have to give you a new key to start your Audi Sq5.


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