Can't remove ignition key from ignition
1998 Honda Accord Ex 2.3 4 cyl. Ignition key stuck in the ignition will not turn all the way to last position to be removed, car starts no problem but only key available, and cant duplicate unless I remove it. Is there a pin stuck in the lock cylinder holding it in? I have tried moving the steering wheel, and transmission in the park or neutral position without any luck.
get some graphite lock lube. Also, you might have some wiggle room if it's not the valet key. The valet key has thicker edges which block it from entering the trunk and glove box.
There are many other solutions, depending on how much time you have, but start there if you just want the key out. If it's a copied key, the blades might be a bit rough so just keep wiggling the key with the steering wheel pulled and foot on the brake. Gently try to turn the key to the out position while pulling on the key a little bit. just don't force it, as it could twist the blades and make them lose alignment with the tumbler pins. if it's twisted, try un-twisting it.