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I'm a locksmith and we do see these all the time. I would recommend using a locksmith that belongs to ALOA and your state association of locksmiths. You can use a screw driver & hammer with the key inserted, put the tip of the screwdriver BESIDE the key on the face of the lock, tap the screwdriver (NEVER THE KEY) with the hammer, try little taps to hard taps, keep trying the key. If you can get the key to turn, your next stop is a locksmith! DO NOT continue to use this method because it will fail and you will be stuck where you are and with a much bigger bill. With the key turned, it's much easier to remove the cylinder and replace it. A locksmith can key the new cylinder to your existing key (which is important with these transponder keys). The way the transponder keys work on Fords is that you must have 2 operating keys to open the programming. If you are down to 1 key we will charge you and extra $50 ($75-90 depending on key) to hook up our expensive computer to force open the programming to take the 2nd key. Once you have 2 keys, then it's easy to program more keys (up to 8 usually). We recommend having 3 keys at least and once you loose one, replace it RIGHT AWAY, then you will never have to pay the extra $50. If you can't get the key to turn, a locksmith might be able to, or then he'll have to drill the lock out and replace it. If you experience ANY problem with these ignitions, take it to a locksmith. If it's having a problem, it's easier/cheaper to change when the key still works. This problem will not go away, it will get worse, don't put it off! Good luck and buy a GM next time!