Can you start a car without a key?

There are a lot of vehicle owners that lost their car keys and fobs at one point or another. But with older vehicles, there are ways to start a car without the keys, which can help until you can get a locksmith out to make you a new set of keys or replace the ignition switch completely.

Note: Please do not perform any of the steps below if you think you are not savvy enough to do it as this might make the situation even worse. In this case, we would highly recommend you to contact a Professional Locksmith. You can find a locksmith here using your zip code:

?Look for the screws that holds the plastic trim in place on your steering column.

?Unscrew these screws and remove the plastic trim pieces by simply lifting them off. You have now exposed the ignition switch.

?Remove the bolts or screws that are mounting the ignition switch to the steering column. This will unlock the steering wheel.

?Remove the screws that are holding the electrical part (the part with the wires) and the mechanical part of the ignition switch together.

?Insert a flat head screwdriver into the keyhole and turn in the same direction as you would your key. This will start your car.

The instructions above only works on older vehicles that doesn’t have complex ignition systems, like smart chips and push button starting.

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