I just purchased a 2004 S80 and I'm having problems with the ignition lock. I can insert the key and start the car just fine. The problem is that I can't get the key out as it will not go to position 0. The ignition lock mechanism feels loose and I'm wondering if something is out of alignment in there. I had the dealership where I purchased the car take a look and they did something (feels like they tightened up the mechanism to get rid of the loose play) that helped for a couple weeks. Now the problem is back and the ignition lock feels loose again.
I've done some searches (btw, this website is really great!) and found lots of information making sure the gear shifter goes into P (PARK). My issue is not related to this as I can eventually get the key out by trying many times. I seem to have the best luck when I very
slowly turn the key. It just feels like the key mechanism just gets loose and out of alignment. Maybe the original owner had a huge keychain loaded up with too much weight?
Turning the steering wheel left and right multiple times and lubricating the cylinder with graphite powder didn't seem to help at all. I tried having a look myself last night and took off the steering column trim pieces (top + bottom). It wasn't obvious how to tighten the insides of the lock cylinder and have no clue how the dealership did it. Does anyone have any tips on how to do this? Do I need to get a whole new ignition lock? If that's the case, what happens to my old keys?