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    Stiff ignition switch

    My daily ignition switch is getting stiff,Is there any particular lubricant to use,,Thanks

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    it could be the tumblers breaking up in the lock rather than just getting stiff. if that's the case remove the shrouds and 'pop' the barrel out. there's usually a button of sorts around the barrel housing which will push/click in when the ignition is in (again usually) position 2 at which point the barrel should slide out by pulling on the key. now a locksmith can sort the barrel and you can still start the car with a screwdriver (if the key's chipped it has to be in proximity to the housing for it to start. i've had them break up on me and had to drill the barrel out, it's not fun.
    hope this helps, neil.
    ps back to the question if it's just stiff/dry inside a lubricant that doesn't dry out is best like duck oil.
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    Use graphite powder

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