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    FRESHMAN ROVER
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    ignition key will not turn

    OK, my battery went flat after standing for 2 weeks, the ignition key will not turn, put in new battery , the bloody key will still not turn , what am i missing ???. I tried the lock/unlock the car from the outside , tried the spare key, still nothing

    your help would be greatly appreciated

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    Re: ignition key will not turn

    Is your steering wheel locked? Try moving it while turning the key.
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    Re: ignition key will not turn

    steering wheel moves freely,

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    Re: ignition key will not turn

    Don't panic, go back to basic.
    Battery should be O.K.
    When you put key into lock( without turning ), do you hear unlock steeringwheel ?( klicking noise?)
    If not check battery or -connections again.
    If yes check fuses.
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    Re: ignition key will not turn

    ok , no clicking of steering column , which fuses?, checked all the obvious ones in the glove box, steering column moves, seat moves, lights work, checked ecu fuses

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    Re: ignition key will not turn

    ok , I checked every fuse in the glove box, and the rear compartment , all OK, battery voltage reads a healthy 12.65V, checked under both seats just in case there was a fuse link there , still no luck

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    Re: ignition key will not turn

    Did you lock and unlock using the remote? Maybe the security system is still on?
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    Re: ignition key will not turn

    Sounds like the key has lost programming with the car. I had bought an extra key for mine and had 2 out of the 3 reprogrammed to the car. The old key would lock and unlock the car but not start it.
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    Re: ignition key will not turn

    I had this problem with my 2003 RR. Try putting the key in the driver door lock and turning it 2-3 times. Somehow this would work for me. Road assistance told me to do this more than once.

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    Re: ignition key will not turn

    Spoke to the dealer this morning , seems your conclusions of loss of program is correct, - i tried the door thing , but no luck- the bloody thing is now on the back of a transporter (at my cost of course!) to get everything put back into sync.at the dealer.
    thanks for all of your help

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    FRESHMAN ROVER
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    Re: ignition key will not turn

    update, took dealers 2 days to diagnose the problem, apparently my ignition ecu has an internal short!!!, so tomorrow i get my Rangie back and the dealer gets $1600.00 - sometimes owning a Rangie really sucks!

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    Re: ignition key will not turn

    What did they replace - just the ignition switch module or the ecu on the steering column as well? Has it been good since? Thanks!

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    Re: ignition key will not turn

    Up date please!

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    Re: ignition key will not turn

    Simple solution to this problem. Get competent mechanic to remove and dismantle ignition barrel. Remove solenoid plunger and throw away. Reassemble. Never have not turning key again. This operation should be performed on all early L322's because if you ever get a problem that requires the key to be turned whilst connected to a code reader, you are @$%^% if you can't turn the key.

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    Re: ignition key will not turn

    What year RR did you have this done on? This sounds like a great solution if it will work for the early models 03-05?
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