We continue our series of content articles on what can get stuck on your car. After discovering why your fuel flap or hood could get stuck, today we’ll check out why the key is stuck in your Opel Mokka ignition . Particularly frustrating, having a stuck ignition cylinder will prevent you from starting and consequently from utilising your car. We will consequently do everything we can to help you remedy this problem as soon as possible. To do 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 Opel Mokka is stuck? And, finally, how to unblock the key stuck in your Opel Mokka ignition.


What’s the goal of my Opel Mokka’s ignition lock?

The ignition lock of your Opel Mokka is a security part. Its goal 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 goal is to prevent your Opel Mokka from starting by blocking the steering and the steering lock if it does not recognize 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 speak about blocked neiman we generally refer 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 Opel Mokka ignition?

Now it’s time to explain to you why the key is stuck in your Opel Mokka ignition cylinder . Now that we’ve explained what the ignition is, it’s time to find out why it’s stuck. If it is the steering wheel of your Opel Mokka that is blocked, do not hesitate to browse our content on this subject matter. A neiman is not a wearing part that you change regularly but time has an influence on it and it can happen that you have to change it due to normal wear and tear. On this website are the different explanations of a ignition that locks on Opel Mokka :

  • Normal wear and tear on the ignition barrel of your Opel Mokka : As we stated earlier, over time, the components of the neiman can become seized up, or become packed with dust or small particles from the outside that will prevent it from working properly. In this case, you should experience difficulty inserting and turning the key before it locks completely.
  • A component of the ignition of your Opel Mokka 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 Opel Mokka: At last, last possibility, and it’s more or less rational, 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 broken the neiman of it.

How do I unlock the key stuck in my Opel Mokka ignition barrel?

We now move on to the solutions available to you for handling a key stuck in your Opel Mokka ignition . According to the origin of your problem the solutions will not be similar, locate them down below:

  • Ignition barrel blocked due to a twisted key: If your key is twisted, it is obvious that your neiman will not unblock. Try carefully 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 Opel Mokka is clogged due to impurities : Use a WD40 type degreaser and let it work for a few minutes, it should unblock the neiman of your Opel Mokka.
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  • If your key is stuck in your ignition due to a defective element: If finally it is due to an internal element that your ignition lock is no longer unblocked you will unfortunately have to change the whole block (electronic switch, lock cylinder, neiman), we suggest you to go to a expert who will also have to give you a new key to start your Opel Mokka.


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