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Old Today, 06:03 PM
 
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I have an older Honda. In the past year it became harder and harder to insert the key into the front left door. It seemed like there was something in the hole or something was broken inside. The keys worked okay in the other places (the trunk or ignition, or the right door).

It got worse so I went to a locksmith today because my body shop is closed on Saturdays. They dismantled the door and the guy said a piece of metal was sticking into the hole, making it harder to insert the key. It seems to be okay now.

Is it possible to open the cylinder that contains the keyhole? I imagine that's how you get out a foreign object.

The guy said Hondas have this problem especially, the keyhole tends to get worn out, have you ever heard that?

Another thing I learned is that many locksmiths work on car locks and not just buildings.
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Old Today, 06:30 PM
 
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We had a similar problem with a 2008 Honda Fit. Never really solved it, just using the keyfob button as an alternative.
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Old Today, 06:41 PM
 
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I have an older Honda. In the past year it became harder and harder to insert the key into the front left door. It seemed like there was something in the hole or something was broken inside. The keys worked okay in the other places (the trunk or ignition, or the right door).

It got worse so I went to a locksmith today because my body shop is closed on Saturdays. They dismantled the door and the guy said a piece of metal was sticking into the hole, making it harder to insert the key. It seems to be okay now.

Is it possible to open the cylinder that contains the keyhole? I imagine that's how you get out a foreign object.

The guy said Hondas have this problem especially, the keyhole tends to get worn out, have you ever heard that?

Another thing I learned is that many locksmiths work on car locks and not just buildings.
Did you try a little graphite on the key or squirted into the hole? One thing to try is to rub the key with a pencil and see if it operates smoother. The graphite powder you buy in a tube can be quite messy, so be careful if you go that route.
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Old Today, 07:31 PM
 
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Lock has cylinder with small pins that match key shape. Key aligns them so that cylinder can be turned. One of those pins got dislodged.



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