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 Seat Arona ignition . Specially frustrating, 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 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 Seat Arona is stuck? And, finally, how to unblock the key stuck in your Seat Arona ignition.


What’s the goal of my Seat Arona’s ignition lock?

The ignition lock of your Seat Arona is a secureness component. Its aim is to secure your car from theft attempts. It is installed on the steering column of your car, invented in 1931 by Abram Neiman. Its aim is to prevent your Seat Arona from starting by blocking the steering and the steering lock if it does not identify your car key. It is closely linked to the starter switch which will incorporate 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 quite 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 Seat Arona ignition?

Now it’s time to explain to you why the key is stuck in your Seat Arona ignition cylinder . Now that we’ve defined what the ignition is, it’s time to identify why it’s stuck. If it is the steering wheel of your Seat Arona that is blocked, do not hesitate to have a look at our content on this matter. A neiman is not a wearing component that you replace regularly but time has an influence on it and it can happen that you have to replace it because of regular wear and tear. In this article are the different explanations of a ignition that locks on Seat Arona :

  • Normal wear and tear on the ignition barrel of your Seat Arona : As we said over, with time, the components of the neiman can become seized up, or become loaded with dust or small particles from the outside that will prevent it from working effectively. In such a case, you should experience struggle inserting and turning the key before it locks totally.
  • A component of the ignition of your Seat Arona 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 tend to 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 Seat Arona: Finally, 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 Seat Arona ignition barrel?

We now move on to the solutions available to you for handling a key stuck in your Seat Arona ignition . According to the source of your issue the solutions will not be similar, find them below:

  • Ignition barrel blocked because of a twisted key: If your key is twisted, it is logical that your neiman will not unblock. Try softly with a mallet to straighten your key, if you can’t do it, use the copy of your key.
  • Ignition cylinder If the neiman of your Seat Arona is clogged because of impurities : Use a WD40 type degreaser and let it work for a few minutes, it should unblock the neiman of your Seat Arona.
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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 suggest you to go to a expert who will as well have to give you a new key to begin your Seat Arona.


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