Ignition switch won't release my key & drains battery

Asked by ronlngbch Mar 16, 2017 at 01:33 PM about the 1997 Honda CR-V

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It started with key sticking in 2nd position where radio plays but not air
conditioner or car moving, then key is stuck in ignition  & can't take out, it
drains battery overnight even though I turn off all electric lights! Do I need
a new ignition switch?

3 Answers


Move the steering wheel: Try to move the steering wheel back and forth while gently removing the key from the lock position. Sometimes the steering wheel will lock, and when this happens, the ignition switch will keep your key locked in place until the steering system is unlocked. Don't pull hard on the key at all.....

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Yes new switch if the above does not work !

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I have a Honda CR-V and the key is stuck in the ignition

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