« on: April 02, 2007, 10:14:57 PM »
As some people may be aware my motor car broke down a couple of weeks ago. Yesterday I started to borrow my sons Peugeot 306 Diesel. Today while going to start his car I put the key into the ignition switch, it went in with no resistance but refused to turn into the start position. No problem I thought I'll just jiggle the steering wheel to take the pressure off the key and it should turn. It didn't. As if to add insult to injury I cant even get the key back out. I called out the A.A. to have a look and the A.A. mechanic said the problem is due to a tiny slot in the end of the key, and something has dropped through it. He also told me that this hole in the end of the key was placed there by Peugeot to stop people taking their keys out of the ignition while the engine is running, is this true? Now I know I'm getting on a bit but this beggars belief, who in their right mind would want to remove their keys from the ignition while the engine was running? I on the other hand would like to remove the key, from the ignition, while it is not going. Over the last two weeks I have asked for help with the problems that I am experiencing, and I am very grateful for all help offered. Does anybody know how to circumvent this problem. The car is outside my friends house and I need to return it to mine but its going nowhere with the steering locked and the engine not starting. On a lighter note there are only my daughters', and my wifes' cars left for me to break. Fortunatly my wife has a Toyota and that make of car is not covered in th GSF forum, but unfortunatly my daughter has a Peugeot 206, (coincidentally with the same slot in the key, the A.A. man said it is possible to cut the end of the key off so that there is a forked prong at the end of the key to stop it getting trapped, could anyone pass an opinion on this please. As always thank you for any advice offered. Baleen.