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Old 23rd July 2011, 01:32   #1
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key in ignition warning

I noticed that about 5% of the times when i turn the car off and take the key out of the ignition i get the "key in ignition" warning on the dash.

When I put the key back in, after this warning, and try to start the car i have had trouble turning it to start the car. After sam jiggling and moving the key different ways, it seems that only brute force pops the key through and it turns the car on.

Like i said, this happens only once every couple of weeks or once a month and i have not yet figured out what seems to cause this problem. Has anyone had a similar experience and if so, what was the cause of this warning message and what is preventing the key from turning?
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