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This morning, I was on my way to class, so I get into my SAAB, put the key in the ignition, and it doesn't turn past L. Ahh! I fiddled with it for about 10 minutes, jiggled the shifter, tried my spare key, flipped the key over, etc, etc, etc. Nothing! So, this afternoon, when I got home (5 minutes ago) I tried the key again, and it stuck. So I jiggled and poked about at it a little, and it turned.... errrg! Just a fluke? Has this happened to anyone?
 

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Spray some WD40 down the ignition slot to lubricate it a bit. What sometimes happens is that you are not fully in reverse when the key is turned to the lock position, which means the key gets stuck. Repeatedly trying the key and gear lever, as you did, will usually free it. I have also heard of people rocking the car backward and forward to then get it into reverse fully and get the key out that way.
 
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