Key won't turn in ignition
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    FRESHMAN ROVER
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    Key won't turn in ignition

    Hey guys,

    I drive a 07 RR SC.

    So on a regular day, I stop by the gas station to refuel my gastank.

    I get back in my car, and the key will not turn to the right. I try over and over, and the key will not turn. The key is not stuck, it will not turn.

    I call the dealership, and they tell me it is the battery. Luckily I am at the gas station so I have a someone attempt to give me a boost....nothing.

    My radio, headlight everything worked fine. Yet the key will not turn.

    So to make this story short, I get my car towed to the local dealership. I am being charged $750 for a replacement of my ignition starter where my key goes.

    ??? has this happen to any of you?

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    FRESHMAN ROVER
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    Re: Key won't turn in ignition

    had this happen a month or so ago. changed the car battery (it was due anyways) and the key battery. neither worked. luckily i had a spare key at home that worked. no idea what happened but the original key seems to be shot.
    2005 RR HSE

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    Re: Key won't turn in ignition

    That sounds plausible (although it's still a ripoff at $750 for a glorified switch with a keyhole...), low battery or other electronic problems - e.g. the immobilizer no longer recognizing your key - should not prevent the key from turning the ignition barrel to pos. I or II, even though the car may not start. Something mechanical must have broken inside the steering lock and ignition switch assembly to prevent it from turning. Sorry.

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    Re: Key won't turn in ignition

    Quote Originally Posted by umbertob
    That sounds plausible (although it's still a ripoff at $750 for a glorified switch with a keyhole...), low battery or other electronic problems - e.g. the immobilizer no longer recognizing your key - should not prevent the key from turning the ignition barrel to pos. I or II, even though the car may not start. Something mechanical must have broken inside the steering lock and ignition switch assembly to prevent it from turning. Sorry.
    I just received a key from the dealer for my 07 and tried it in the ignition before the key was coded to my vehicle. It wouldn't turn to any position.
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    Re: Key won't turn in ignition

    I have a 2006 HSE The key would not turn so I was stuck and had to use the wife's car for a day. Run my usual local Range Rover mechanic and he told me to disconnect the negative on the battery wait 10 seconds and reconnect. Hey presto it worked however I now have to do this every time I take the key out of the ignition. At least it has given me the chance to drive it to the mechanic rather than paying the cost of a tow truck. If anyone has had a similar problem to mine and had it repaired please let me know. Thanks R

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    Re: Key won't turn in ignition

    Do a search on this, its been covered a lot here. the steering column ECU freaks out and you need to remove fuse #18, wait 30secs. or so, reconnect and it will now work.
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