Date registered: Jun 2004
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First,get some WD40 and with the "straw" ,squirt some oil into the door keyhole,wash out any dirt with the WD40.
Iknow some say not to do this,but i live in a hot dusty climate and it works OK for me.
Try the key again ,if it doesn't work ,i'll bet that the igniton barrel has been swapped for a used one from another car.Thats not uncommon as the keys will break off after 30+ years!.
You will need to remove the drivers door lining(CAREFULLY) ,inside the door you will see one large screw for the handle,loosen it,don't undo it fully.In the inside door Jamb,by the handle is a hole .Inside that hole you will see either another screw or a 5mm allen screw.
Remove that completely,the handle can now be "jiggled" a bit and removed.
On the handle will be a faint code number,you can order new keys from a dealer or get a couple made by your local locksmith.( not the key kiosk in the mall...they won't have blanks)
Just replace the handle in the reverse order to which you removed.
It will mean you have two different keys to work your car but i'ts easier than removing the instruments etc to change the ignition barrel.