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    Default HELP: Key stuck door Honda Civic

    I got a 96 hatchback civic and when i was leaving school earlier tonight i unlocked my door but the key get stuck in the door.

    Its stuck in the right (unlock position), it wont budge at all and i dont wanna force it in case the key snaps.

    This happened once before but when i put a lighter up to it, it loosened up in a matter of seconds. This time i tried a lighter and a hair dryer when i got home but still nothing.

    Anyone know anything else i can try? Maybe if i leave it overnight it will loosen up? (I put it in the garage for now)

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    Lube that shit up.

    WD-40

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    I guess i gotta go grab some tomorrow. Just a quick question about what could have caused this. I left my window open just a tiny bit (not even enough room to fit your finger in) could this have somehow caused it?

    Also my girlfriend went to my car today but couldnt lock it at first cause she didnt know she had to pull the handle then lock it, so she kept trying to force the lock switch to the lock position. She finally managed to lock it after the 3rd try, but could this have done something to the lock cylinder or anything?

    Thanks

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    sounds like you have ice buildup inside the lock cylinder

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    lol thought this was you
    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...4181022AAqNGdm

    but i also can recall SOMEONE on here saying that wd-40 inside a lock can gunk up the tumblers and such, and not to do it. I cant recall the thread, so use some caution as well OP. I would say perhaps a lock de-icer may be a better idea to try first
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    Could also be worn tumblers in the cylinder. Putting light torque on the key and giving it a wiggle up and down can sometimes do the trick to free it up if it is worn tumblers. Try lightly turning both ways and giving the key a jostle to reposition the tumblers if it in fact that. As mentioned lock de-icer would help too.

    If not might be ice, or some other form of mechanical binding with the mechanism.

    Good luck.

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    ^agreed, ice is unlikely, but perhaps at least the de-icer might make for a good SAFE lubricant, try also sorta knocking the key around with perhaps a screw driver or small hammer while you turn it, perhaps itll free it up
    Originally posted by Modelexis
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    Yeah tried playing around with it for about 15 minutes, but nothing happened at all. Ill get some de-icer tomorrow i guess and give that a go

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    Got the key out by keeping a lighter close to it and wiggling it around

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