Keys held hostage! - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on
Old 06-24-2010, 07:36 PM   #1
TKorona's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Northern CT
Posts: 97
Exclamation Keys held hostage!

My YJ seems to have taken a liking to my keys. I put the key into the ignition, starts up just fine. I drive wherever. When I go to take my keys out, I can not get the key to turn back to the "lock" position on the steering column. It gets stuck in that sort of "standby" spot between battery power and ignition. Actually, this has happened several times before. Usually I just play around with it turning the key back and forth and I can get it out. Unfortunately, this time the Jeep wont give up the fight and my keys have been stuck in there since I got home from work today. Anyone know whats going on here or a way to fix it?


TKorona is offline   Quote
Old 06-24-2010, 07:51 PM   #2

WF Supporting Member
::WF Administrator::
4Jeepn's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Florence, KY
Posts: 10,986
try some wd-40 on the key and insert to lock.

4Jeepn is offline   Quote
Old 06-24-2010, 08:31 PM   #3
turdhurdler's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Hemet, CA Hemet is Heaven...
Posts: 7,463
Send a message via AIM to turdhurdler
Send me your address and if the Jeep is inside a garage or parked in the driveway. I will help you out, honest.

Mall crawlin' in 4 Lo.
turdhurdler is offline   Quote
Old 06-24-2010, 08:50 PM   #4
TKorona's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Northern CT
Posts: 97
Thanks you guys, but I think I figured it out. It might have something to do with the gear shift? I have an automatic and when I just touched the shifter to make sure the Jeep was secure in park, the keys came right out. I cant really explain it, but if this ever happens again I guess I will try that first. Sorry for the dumb question
TKorona is offline   Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cool Replacement Keys! ....(If You Don't Have A Transponder Chip) BLACKTOOTHGRIN TJ General Discussion Forum 28 10-22-2010 08:05 AM
JK Keys Replaced PecosRiver JK General Discussion Forum 0 02-13-2010 12:18 PM
Do The Keys Have Chips in Them? EAD063 JK General Discussion Forum 14 12-14-2009 10:12 AM
new doors, can't get keys made Habs33 General Jeep Discussion 8 11-10-2009 09:20 AM
hand held spotlight spanky Off-Topic 48 07-22-2008 01:52 PM

Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:25 PM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC